Compiegne France Date:1940, June 22 Duration:1 min 48 sec Sound:Yes
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.
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