This Day in History: 1918-11-11

At the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month, the Armistice brings the sixth-deadliest war in human history to an end. At least 15 million people, including 9 million combatants, are dead across the world. 70 million military personnel, including 60 million Europeans, have been mobilised. The East, South and Loyal North Lancashire regiments have raised 61 battalions, of which 37 have seen active service overseas. In all, 112 Battle Honours have been earned, together with 12 Victoria Crosses. Nearly 20,000 officers and men have laid down their lives.