Scientists from the Imperial War Museum in London have the sound of the end of the First world War reproduced. They did that on the basis of a document that is on 11 november 1918 at the frontline on the Moselle in France for ‘sound and ranging’ was used. To at 11 hours was the very last shot. In the video above, you may get the reproduction to hear.
‘Sound ranging’, is a technique that allows the U.s. army to the hand of microphones, the exact position of hostile fire, could determine. In that technique were microphones on a relatively large distance from each other along the front placed. This was the period of time in which the sound of the shots the microphones reached slightly different. The sound waves was printed on a photographic film. On the basis of the difference in the sound waves, one could see the position of the hostile fire determine.
The Armistice that ended the First world War on 11 november 1918 at about 5am in the morning, signed in a train carriage in the forest of Compiègne, north of Paris. The cease-fire would be six hours later, commence to at 11 am, Paris time. The signatories of the Ceasefire were, among others, the French commander, Ferdinand Foch, the British admiral Rosslyn Wemyss, and the German politician Matthias Erzberger.