Under a huge “Germany Surrenders” headline, The Salt Lake Tribune heralded the end of the “war to end all wars” on Nov. 11, 1918, 100 years ago.
Gathered here are photographs of some of the headlines, cartoons and photographs from this historic edition of the newspaper.
The front page of a special edition of The Salt Lake Tribune from November 11, 1918, announces Germany’s surrender and the end of WWI.
The bottom half of the front page contained this story about political upheaval in Germany.
This blurb on the front page describes an impromptu celebration on Main Street when thousands of people gathered downtown. The inset photo from The Tribune’s archive shows the scene.
This cartoon depicts a German soldier surrendering under threat from Allied forces. It ran on the front page of the special edition.
An ad inside describes soldiers with PTSD, saying they are coming “back from the mouth of hell.”
As the Prussian Empire fell at the end of WWI left wing revolutionaries briefly controlled Berlin.
Local casualties are listed along side news from Germany.
This ad for chewing gum ran the day Germany surrendered ending WWI.
WWI soldier Harold Kimball of Salt Lake City is featured in the edition announcing Germany’s surrender and the end of WWI.
This ode to an American soldier ran the day Germany surrendered ending WWI.
This ad urges readers to continue to donate money to US troops.
This Mutt and Jeff cartoon about life in the Army ran the day Germany surrendered ending WWI.
This article describes a massive funeral service for American soldiers in France.
This ad plays on patriotic fervor to sell a product that claimed it would strengthen one’s blood.
Officers E.G. Woolley and W.E. Kneass are seen in France.