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Signing the Armistice in Compiegne, France

1918-11-11

National WWI Museum and Memorial

National WWI Museum and Memorial

Black and white photograph of allied soldiers outside a railroad car in which the Armistice was signed. General Maxime Weygand of France, Admiral Wemyss of Great Britain, and Marshal Foch of France.

Other terms: Armistice Railway Car

Typed on sheet attached to back of image: "Compiegne, France ...This Historic photo was made in the Forest of Compiegne on November 11, 1918, when allied leaders dictated the terms of the Armistice that halted hostilities in the World War. Germany has since alluded to the Armistice as her "Shame" and "Humiliation." The men in center here outside the railroad car in which the armistice was signed are General Maxime Weygand of France, Admiral Wemyss of Great Britain and Marshal Foch, Generalissimo of the Allied Armies. Today Reichsfuehrer Hitler sat in Foch's chair in the same railroad car and dictated Germany's terms for peace to a French delegation."

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  • Title: Signing the Armistice in Compiegne, France
  • Date Created: 1918-11-11
  • Location Created: Compiegne, France
  • Rights: National WWI Museum and Memorial
  • Medium: Photograph

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