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1918 Armistice Train - Germans Break Museum Walls

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After the 1918 Armistice, the railway carriage in which the agreements had been signed was placed into a newly created museum. 

Wanting to use that same train car, when France agreed to cease fighting against his troops, Hitler ordered his engineers to break down the museum walls and retrieve the train.  It would be moved, Hitler insisted, to the very spot where the prior cease-fire was signed.

This photo depicts the broken wall of the museum on the 21st of June, 1940.

Click on the image for a better view.


Media Credits

Photo online, courtesy National Archives of Australia.

 

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