The End of the First World War
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The End of the First World War

The First World War encompassed not only the entire West but also southern Europe as well as the Ottoman Empire’s territories in Asia Minor. The outcome of the war, however, was decided in Central Europe, and the German Supreme Army Command (Oberste Heeresleitung – OHL) was responsible for this theater. On September 29, 1918, with the collapse of the alliance in sight (Bulgaria having already laid down arms on September 30), the Supreme Army Command declared the war to be…

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Schwabe, Klaus, “The End of the First World War”, in: Brill’s Digital Library of World War I. Consulted online on 18 January 2019 <>
First published online: 2015

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