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Compiègne, June 21, 1940.
On June 1940 in the forest of Compiègne the war correspondents of the PK 621 photographed, filmed and broadcast on radio the ceasefire negotiations between France and the German Reich, also were there reporters and journalists from around the world in order to witness the event.
In the interwar period, the forest at Compiègne had been redesigned by the French into a national memorial site. In a museum hall was the former railway carriage of Marshal Foch. For the ceasefire negotiations in 1940 the car was taken from the museum and brought back to its original location in 1918. On 21 June 1940, the French victory monument was covered by the German Reichskriegsflagge.
At 15:15 hours arrived there the Führer and the Wehrmacht High Command, before they briefly visited the historic place and the saloon car. A little later came the French Delegation, led by General Charles Huntziger. The French negotiators silently walked past the guard of honor and entered the saloon car. There were already seated at the negotiating table Hitler, Colonel General Wilhelm Keitel, Marshal Hermann Göring, Colonel General Walther von Brauchitsch, Grand Admiral Erich Raeder and Foreign Minister Joachim von Ribbentrop and Rudolf Hess.
When the French delegates entered Hitler and his companions rose and saluted. After the formal handover of terms of the armistice, Hitler, Göring and other generals left the wagon. Keitel led the negotiations. The armistice negotiations dragged until late in the evening and continued the next morning. On June 22, 1940 at 18:50 hours the treaty were finally signed by both sides.
Source: Militärgeschichte • Zeitschrift für historische Bildung • Ausgabe 2/2010
Sieg über Frankreich. OKW. 1940.
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