French Minister of Defense General Charles Huntzinger signing the Franco-German armistice document, Compiègne, France, 22 Jun 1940

Caption   French Minister of Defense General Charles Huntzinger signing the Franco-German armistice document, Compiègne, France, 22 Jun 1940 ww2dbase
Source    ww2dbaseGerman Federal Archive
Identification Code   B 145 Bild-P50284
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Photos on Same Day 22 Jun 1940
Photos at Same Place Compiègne, Nord-Pas-de-Calais-Picardie, France
Added By C. Peter Chen
Added Date 5 Aug 2010

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1. Anonymous says:
6 May 2011 07:27:11 AM

As far as I know, he was just an Army group commander at the time this picture was shot. He was leading the French delegation which had to meet the German and sign the armistice.
He became Secretary of war in the Vichy government, arguably after the armistice.
2. Anonymous says:
22 Jun 2013 03:23:33 PM

Shortly after the armistice was signed that rail car was taken to Berlin.It was destroyed in a bombing raid later in the war.It was the same car that the armistice to end WWI was signed in.

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