FRANCE: Last Memento

In the Forest of Compiègne Joan of Arc surrendered to the Duke of Burgundy, Louis XVI received his Queen Marie-Antoinette and Napoleon met his bride, Marie-Louise of Austria. In a railway car in the Forest of Compiègne, 22 years ago last Nov. 11, a delegation of Germans signed an armistice dictated by France's Marshal Ferdinand Foch. In that same railway car, 2419D, at 6: 50 p.m. last June 22, a delegation of Frenchmen signed an armistice dictated by Germany's Colonel General Wilhelm Keitel.

In the years between the two armistices France made a national shrine of that spot in the Forest...

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