At 11am on November 11 1918 World War I ended - victory was assured and final territory agreed upon. How is it possible then that more soldiers died on this day than on D-Day? Based on Joseph Persico's book 11th Month 11th Day 11th Hour: Armistice Day 1918 World War I and It's Violent Climax (2004) THE LAST DAY OF WORLD WAR I focuses on the little-known events of the war's Armistice Day revealing the outrageous excuses Allied leaders found to send 13000 men to their deaths against a defeated enemy. Some leaders desired promotion others retribution while one commander chose to capture a town solely so that he could bathe. Despite the devastating human toll nothing was gained and the territories taken on this day were eventually returned to Germany. Penetrating and provocative THE LAST DAY OF WORLD WAR I reveals the untold story of gratuitous 11th-hour bloodshed that cost the lives of thousands of Allied heroes.