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Fall of France - Surrender at Compiegne

Fall of France - Surrender at Compiegne Visual Arts Famous People World History World War II

Hitler ordered that the Armistice with France - concluded on the 22nd of June, 1940 - would take place in the Compiègne Forest. 

To get his revenge against France, for the harsh terms imposed on Germany at the end of WWI - he also ordered that France must surrender in the same railway carriage in which the German surrender (on the 11th of November, 1918) took place.

Hitler, having instructed his underlings to process the paperwork, is shown leaving the carriage on the 22nd of June, 1940.


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Photo online, courtesy the National Archives of Australia.

 

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