This Armistice took place on the 11th hour of … Armistice Day 1944 November 10, 2014 June 29, 2018 Kathy Miller Tomorrow marks the 96 th year that people around the world think about soldiers and war on November 11. Armistice Day, or Remembrance Day (11 November) marks the signing of the Armistice between the Allies and Germany at Compiègne, northern France, for the cessation of hostilities on the 1914 - 1918 war, the so-called 'Great War', the "war to end all wars". World War II (often abbreviated as WWII or WW2), also known as the Second World War, was a global war that lasted from 1939 to 1945. Britain's European Allies in WW1 and WW2 mark this Remembrance Day as a national holiday. The vast majority of the world's countries—including all the great powers—eventually formed two opposing military alliances: the Allies and the Axis.