Compiègne, June 21, 1940.

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Compiègne, June 21, 1940.

Post by tigre » Sun Nov 08, 2015 12:49 pm

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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.

Cheers. Raúl M 8).
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Historical area: German soldiers in front of the railway carriage, where already in November 1918, a cease-fire had been sealed.......................
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Re: Compiègne, June 21, 1940.

Post by tigre » Thu Nov 19, 2015 6:20 pm

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The railway carriage of Marshal Foch.

Shortly after the country of France surrendered in June 1940, Hitler ordered the Wagon Lits Surrender Car moved to Germany to be put on display in the Lustgarten, a park in central Berlin. The versions about the end of it are contradictory and no one knows for sure what happened with the car. Some say it was destroyed by Allied bombs in Berlin and others that in 1945 at the end of the war was moved south to Thuringia and there set afire by SS troops.

Source: http://www.alamy.com/stock-photo-railwa ... 40298.html
Sieg über Frankreich. OKW. 1940.
http://www.usmbooks.com/surrender_train.html

Cheers. Raúl M 8).
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AH leaving the scene at Compiègne, June 21, 1940.....................
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The railway wagon, pulled by a tractor after driving past the Brandenburg Gate on Unter den Linden................................
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Serás lo que debas ser o no serás nada. General José de San Martín.

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