June 1940 - Armistice in Europe.

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June 1940 - Armistice in Europe.

Post by tigre » Sat Jun 11, 2016 9:46 am

Hello to all :D; something more to share...................................

Franco-German Armistice (first half).

Principal Points of the Franco-German Armistice Terms:

1. Cessation of fighting against Germany in France, in all French possessions and on the seas.
2. The shaded portion indicated on the-map to be occupied by German troops, the occupation to be supported by the French administration.
3. The German Government to limit occupation of the west coast, after ending hostilities with England, to the extent absolutely necessary.
4. The French Government to be permitted to select the seat of its government in unoccupied territory, or in Paris, in which case the German Government agrees to guarantee its support in conducting the administration of unoccupied territory from Paris.
5. Demobilization and disarming of all land, sea and air forces, except those which are necessary for the maintenance
of domestic order, the strength to be fixed by agreement with Germany and Italy.
6. To be prepared to surrender to the German Government, undamaged all guns, tanks, tank defense weapons, warplanes, antiaircraft artillery, infantry weapons, means of conveyance and munitions from all French units opposing Germany and which at the time this armistice goes into force are in territory not to be occupied by Germany.
7. Weapons, munitions, and war apparatus of every kind remaining in the unoccupied portion of France to be stored and/or secured under German and/or Italian control, except those required for the arming allowed to French units.
8. Building of new war apparatus in occupied territory to be stopped immediately.
9. All land and coastal fortifications, with weapons, munitions and apparatus and plants of every kind to be surrendered undamaged. Plans of these fortifications as well as those already conquered by German troops to be surrendered.
10. The French war fleet to be collected in ports under German and /or Italian control and to demobilize and lay up, with the exception of those units which might be considered necessary for the protection of French interests in its colonial empire.
11. The French Government to be assured that it is not the intention of the German Government to use the French war fleet which is in harbors under German control for its purposes in war, with the exception of units; considered necessary to guard the coast and to sweep mines, and that no further demands respecting the French fleet will be made at the conclusion of a peace.
12. The French High Command to report the exact location of all mines, harbor and coastal obstructions and defense facilities.

Source: Military News Around the World. RML Vol XX Nº 78. September 1940.

Cheers. Raúl M 8).
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Re: June 1940 - Armistice in Europe.

Post by Prosper Vandenbroucke » Sat Jun 11, 2016 2:47 pm

Hi Raul,
Yes indeed, the Franco-German armistice was signed on the 22nd of june 1940 but was realy in application after that the signature of the Franco-Italian armistice of the 24th of june 1940.
The cease fire was effectif on the 25th of june at 00h35
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Kindly regards from Belgium and sorry for my poor english knowledge
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Post by tigre » Sat Jun 11, 2016 3:22 pm

Thanks for that map Prosper :up:. Cheers. Raúl M 8).
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Post by tigre » Sat Jun 18, 2016 5:31 am

Hello to all :D; last part...................................

Franco-German Armistice (second half).

Principal Points of the Franco-German Armistice Terms:

13. The French Government to prevent any of its armed forces, armaments, ships. planes, etc. from falling into the hands of England or to be taken to any other place abroad.
14. All French citizens who continue to fight against Germany in the service of hostile states to be treated by Germany as insurgents.
15. All commercial sea traffic to be discontinued untill approval for resumption of commercial voyages is granted by the German and Italian Governments. All commercial vessels which cannot be returned to France to be interned in neutral ports. All confiscated German commercial vessels to be returned to Germany undamaged.
16. All flights by any airplane over French territory without German approval to be regarded as a hostile act. All foreign airplanes in French unoccupied territory to be turned over to the German armed forces.
17. All water and land traffic facilitIes in occupied territory to be placed at the disposal of the German Government and to be restored by French labor If necessary.
18. The operation of all wireless stations on French soil to be discontinued.
19. The French government to comply with all German demands relative to the transit of freight traffic between Germany and Italy through unoccupied French territory.
20. The French Government, in agreement with the responsible German officials, to provide for the return of population into occupied territory.
21. The French Government to prevent every transferance of economic valuables and provisions from German occupied territory into unoccupied territory or abroad, due consideration to be made by the German Government with respect to the necessities of life required by the population in unoccupied territory.
22. The French Government to bear the cost of maintenance of German troops on French soil.
23. All German war and civil prisoners in French custody to be surrendered to German troops. The French Government to surrender upon demand all Germans named by the German Government.
24. French troops in German prison camps to remain prisoners of war until conclusion of a peace.
25. The French Government to assume full responsibility for all destruction, damage or removal of all property specified in this agreement.

This armistice was signed by representatives of the French and German Governments on June 22, 1940, in the Forest of Compiegne.

Source: Military News Around the World. RML Vol XX Nº 78. September 1940.

A question under point 14: what was the status of the soldiers of Free France? ¿Soldiers or guerrillas? Cheers. Raúl M 8).
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Post by tigre » Sat Jun 25, 2016 5:48 am

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Franco-Italian Armistice (first half).

Principal Points of the Franco-Italian Armistice Terms:

1. France to cease hostilities on all French territory, in the air and on the sea.
2. Italian troops to stand on their advanced lines in all theaters of operations for the duration of the armistice.
3. Areas to be demilitarized as shown on the map. All demilitarized areas to continue as such for the duration of the armistice, except the French Somaliland coast. The latter to be entirely demilitarized for the duration of hostilities between Italy and the British Empire and for the duration of the armistice.
4. Italy to have full and constant right to use the port of Djibouti with all its equipment, together with the French section of the Djibouti-Addis Ababa railway, for all kinds of transport.
5. All arms, supplies and ammunition in the zones to be demilitarized in French metropolitan territory and territory adjoining Libya, together with the arms surrendered to the troops effecting the evacuation of the territories concerned, to be removed within fifteen days.
6. Field armaments and the accompanying ammunition to be rendered useless in the coastal territory of French Somaliland. All movable arms and ammunition to be laid down within fifteen days in places to be indicated by the Italian armistice commission.
7. The maritime military fortified areas and naval bases of Toulon, Bizerta, Ajaccio and Oran to be demilitarized within fifteen days, and to remain so until the cessation of hostilities between Italy and the British Empire.
8. All armed land, sea and air forces in metropolitan France to be demobilized and disarmed within a specified period to be fixed later, except such formations as are necessary to maintain internal order. Their strength to be determined by Italy and Germany. In the case of French North Africa, Syria and the coast of French Somaliland, the importance of maintaining internal order will be taken into consideration.
9. Italy to reserve the right to demand the surrender in whole or in part of all infantry and artillery weapons, armored cars, tanks, motor and horse vehicles. including ammunition, belonging to units which have been facing Italian forces; al to be surrendered in the state in which they are at the time of the armistice.
10. The terms to be carried out with reference to the French fleet are similar to those mentioned in the Franco-German armistice agreement.
11. All mines in the maritime military area and naval bases which are to be demilitarized to be rendered harmless within ten days.

Source: Military News Around the World. RML Vol XX Nº 78. September 1940.

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Re: June 1940 - Armistice in Europe.

Post by tigre » Fri Jul 01, 2016 6:45 pm

Hello to all :D; something more...................................

Franco-Italian Armistice (second half).

Principal Points of the Franco-Italian Armistice Terms:

12. The French Government to prevent its citizens from leaving national territory to take up arms against Italy.
13. The French Government to prevent warships, aIrplanes, arms, war materials and munitions of every kind from falling into the hands of the British Empire or other foreign states.
14. French cargo boats not in French ports at the time of the armistice to be either recalled or directed to neutral ports.
15. All Italian cargo boats, together with their cargoes, as well as Italian merchandise consigned to Italy which have been seized from non-Italian ships, to be restored.
16. No airplanes to leave French territory and all airports and equipment to be placed under German and Italian control.
17. The ban on wireless transmission is similar to that mentioned in the Franco-German armistice agreement.
18. Goods to be freely transported between Germany and Italy through non-occupied French territory.
19. The terms to be carried out with reference to all Italian prisoners of war, etc., are similar to those mentioned in the Franco-German armistice agreement.
20. The French Government to guarantee the good preservation of all material that it has or may have to deliver under the terms of the armistice convention.
21. The armistice convention to remain in force until the conclusion of a peace treaty, but may be denounced at any time by Italy in the event the French Government does not fulfill its obligations.

This armistice was signed by representatives of the French and Italian Governments on June 24, 1940, in Rome.

Source: Military News Around the World. RML Vol XX Nº 78. September 1940.

It's all folks. Cheers. Raúl M 8).
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