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Armistice Railway Carriage - 1918 and 1940

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This photo depicts the replica railway carriage (Wagon de l'Armistice) in which the Armistice of 1918, and the Second Armistice of 1940, took place.  A replica was needed because Hitler ordered the actual carriage to be removed from its location in France. 

In 1945, when it became clear that Germany would lose the war, the original railway carriage - then located in Germany - was destroyed.  Private parties were able to save pieces of it which are now on display in France at the Armistice Museum (Le Musée de l'Armistice).


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Photo online, courtesy Armistice Museum (Le Musée de l'Armistice).

 

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