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France is signaling the 101st anniversary of the signing of an armistice to end World War I.

Armistice marks the day that the allies signed an agreement to stop fighting Germany to finish the Great War on November 11, 1918.

The French service is happening in Paris at the bottom of the Arc de Triomphe in which a fire signifies an unknown French soldier that died during the war.

The Great War

World War I had been in the time more mortal than any prior war.

The battle began after the assassination of Franz Ferdinand, the Archduke of Austria.

There were countless casualties, with some estimates reaching as many as 40 million dead and injured.

The Treaty of Versailles was signed in June of the following calendar year, 1919, formally ending the war.

But many historians think that the conclusion of World War I contributed to the start of World War II that would break out only 21 decades after.