However they still face the Hindenburg Line, a strong German defensive position with barbed wire and concrete defensive works. However they were able to make a create a break in the line, and the next day followed up this break. German morale was greatly influenced, but while they still had some morale, they proposed peace. However the Germans were able to regain some momentum and talks of peace faded for a time. It was the blockade that lead to peace. The Germans were starving. At this time, the war seemed a wasted effort to the Allies, as the outcome seemed certain. Casualties remained high. But everybody knew the end must be close.
The Kaiser sacked his general who did not want to surrender, and himself abdicated, and went into hiding. An armistice was finally signed 11 November 1918, and the guns went silent.
|Armistice of Compiegne|