French Marshal Joseph Joffre and associate, at the Compiègne train station, in France, awaiting arrival of French War Minister Millerand and British War Minister, Lord Herbert Kitchener (1st Earl Kitchener). General Joffre and his deputy General Casteinau, meet and escort them upon arrival. Minister Millerand, Joffre and Lord Kitchener review a French guard of honor.They are followed by Sir John French, Commander in Chief of British Forces and a French General.
The party enters a trench and observe the battlefield through binoculars. they then proceed across an open field.
Views of the Chateau of Franc-port located close to the forest at Rethondes, near the town of Compiègne, where the German delegation was lodged during the World War 1armistice negotiations. On November 8, 1918, a steam locomotive pulls Marshal Foch's train through the railroad station in Compiègne, on the way to the armistice negotiations. Later, on November 11, 1918, after the Armistice is signed, the train is seen as it returns and slows to a stop at the station, in Compiègne. The train bears the name: " Compagnie Internationale Des Wagon-Lits Et Des Grands Express Europeens." Several cars of the train are seen close up, including the voiture-restaurant and dining car number 2419 D, in which the armistice was actually signed. Several French soldiers are seen inside the train, and looking out its windows. A large group of French troops pose and celebrate in front of the train, parked in the station.
An armistice signed between the French and the Germans in Compiegne, France during World War II. A German soldier on horse back salutes. The German Army on horse back enters Paris. German troops cross the Arc de Triomphe. They march on the streets of Paris. A landscape view of Paris. German Chancellor Adolf Hitler at the Eiffel Tower near the Seine River with some officials. Hitler looks at a Nazi flag fluttering. Nazi posters and boards displayed in the streets of Paris. German troops with guns stand along a street. Ferdinand Foch's railway carriage. French and German officials enter the railway car in the Compiegne Forest (Same railroad car where Germany signed surrender in World War I). Hitler reads the armistice. The railway car in the Compiegne Forest. The railway car reads 'Voiture Restaurant' which means a dining car. German and French officials get down the dining car after the armistice is signed. Adolf Hitler and German Field Marshal Wilhelm Keitel get down the car.
The Second Armistice at Compiegne is signed between Nazi Germany and France at Compiegne, France on 22th June, 1940 during World War II. Seen are German Chancellor Adolf Hitler and German officers, including Deputy Fuhrer, Rudolf Hess; General Wilhelm Keitel; German Foreign Minister, Joachim von Ribbentrop; strolling past German Army honor guards on their way to railway carriage number 2419D, in which the First Armistice in World War I was signed. (Hitler had it removed from the museum where it had been stored, and brought to this location) A band plays the German National Anthem. French General Charles Huntziger, head of the French delegation, and Rear Admiral Maurice R. Leluc enter the railway carriage. Huntziger, Leluc, and French Ambassador Leon Noel are seen seated int the carriage. Huntziger signs the armistice document. General Wilhelm Keitel presents the document to Hitler, outside the train. He gives Hitler a pen, which they drop and pick up again, and Hitler signs. General Huntziger, Ambassador Noel, and Admiral Leluc leave the rail car. Hitler stretches his arms gleefully, rubs his stomach and kicks ups his heels.
The Second Armistice at Compiegne after the German victory in the Battle of France during World War II. A WWI monument covered with a German flag in Compiegne. German soldiers near the monument. German troops stand at attention. German Fuhrer Adolf Hitler, President of the Reichstag Hermann Goering, German Field Marshal Wilhelm Keitel and other German officers arrive at the venue. The leaders and officers walk past the soldiers at attention. Hitler gives the Nazi salute. Hitler and the other officers enter the WWI Armistice railway car. French General Charles Huntziger and other French officers and officials arrive at the venue. The German and French officers seated around a table inside the WWI Armistice railway car. Hitler receives the French surrender from General Huntziger on June 22, 1940. The Second Armistice on the table. An animated map depicts Frankreich. Bells toll at a Parisian cathedral. Adolf Hitler with several German officers inside the cathedral. Arches, pillars and carvings in the cathedral.
America in the World War 1 years, before and during the U.S. involvement in the war. View of Woodrow Wilson in academic robe and cap, as President of Princeton University. Steel mill with stacks belching smoke. Workers tap an open hearth furnace in steel mill. Children on a city street dancing and being sprayed with a hose to keep cool in summer. Boy hopping over the backs of his friends. Boys seated on a bench. Scenes from early motion pictures, interposed with images of Uncle Sam from Army recruiting poster: Keystone Cops chasing fugitive; gangster shootouts from cars; automobile hijinks; men raising barrier at railroad level crossing; woman dangling from a line; car racing to cross rail in front of locomotive; comic car chase down; man waving warning flag at blasting site; The Cunard Liner, RMS Lusitania, underway; Newspaper front page about torpedoing of the Lusitania. American soldiers boarding troop ship for France in World War 1; View of the troop ship deck filled with U.S. soldiers. Various scenes of U.S. troops in the American Expeditionary Forces (AEF) in France during World War I: amid wartorn ruins in France; firing French 75s and heavier artillery; charging across no-man's land; caring for wounded behind the lines and in trenches of the battle fields; placing helmets, and identification cards on rifles of the fallen.