42 Armistice Clearing in Compiegne by travel

42 Armistice Clearing in Compiegne

Fighting on the Western Front ceased at the 11th hour; on the 11th day, of the 11th month after The Armistice was signed in the forest of Compiegne in 1918.

The clearing at Compiegne did not exist in 1918 when the German train from Tergnier pulled up alongside the one used by Marshal Foch as his mobile headquarters.

The Clairiere de l'Armistice was laid out in 1922, with a museum building now housing a copy of the railway carriage used to sign the 1918 Armistice.

Adolf Hitler had the original taken away during World War II.

Photo by Michel Guntern, TravelNotes.org - https://photos.travelnotes.org/

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Thanks for the interesting story, in the photograph it is a beautiful place and looks so peaceful. Hard to imagine what it was like in 1918.
November 11th, 2019  
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