Senior German and Allied commanders and politicians sign the Armistice ending the war in a railway car near Compiègne, France, early on the morning of 11 November 1918. Field Marshal Ferdinand Foch, the Allied supreme commander (centre), stands to accept the German surrender. In 1940, during the Second World War, Adolf Hitler demanded France's surrender in the same railway car.
Winston Churchill posing in uniform, 1895. Nobel Peace Prize One of Winston Churchill’s favorite areas of study in school was English & in 1953 he was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in literature for his publications, including “The Second World War.” This was a 6-book series which is largely credited for winning him the Nobel Peace Prize. The series is based on the history of the end of World War I to the end of World War II.