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News | 10.11.2018
Leaders visit historic site where Germany signed the armistice in 1918 and Hitler forced France to accept defeat in 1940
Under grey clouds and persistent drizzle, France’s president, Emmanuel Macron, and Germany’s chancellor, Angela Merkel, clasped hands yesterday at a solemn ceremony at Compiègne as they marked the centenary of the armistice signing.
It was the first time since 1940 that leaders from the two countries had met at the historic site, where Marshal Ferdinand Foch, supreme commander of the western front, signed the ceasefire agreement with Germany in a railway carriage.