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William Shirer and another journalist reporting on the French surrender, Compiègne, France, 21-22 Jun 1940Adolf Hitler, Hermann Göring, Joachim von Ribbentrop, and others before the railroad car that hosted the French surrender, Compiègne, France, 22 Jun 1940
William Shirer and another journalist reporting on the French surrender, Compiègne, France, 21-22 Jun 1940Adolf Hitler, Hermann Göring, Joachim von Ribbentrop, and others before the railroad car that hosted the French surrender, Compiègne, France, 22 Jun 1940
French Minister of Defense General Charles Huntzinger signing the Franco-German armistice document, Compiègne, France, 22 Jun 1940German soldier standing next to the memorial of the French victory over Germany in 1918, Compiègne, France, 22 Jun 1940
French Minister of Defense General Charles Huntzinger signing the Franco-German armistice document, Compiègne, France, 22 Jun 1940German soldier standing next to the memorial of the French victory over Germany in 1918, Compiègne, France, 22 Jun 1940
Hitler (hand on hip) looking at statue of F. Foch before meeting with French delegation for negotiation of the armistice document, Compiègne, France, 22 Jun 1940; still from 1943 film Keitel in front of the rail car that hosted the German surrender of 1918 and would soon host the French surrender of 1940, Compiègne, France, 22 Jun 1940
Hitler (hand on hip) looking at statue of F. Foch before meeting with French delegation for negotiation of the armistice document, Compiègne, France, 22 Jun 1940; still from 1943 film 'Why We Fight'Keitel in front of the rail car that hosted the German surrender of 1918 and would soon host the French surrender of 1940, Compiègne, France, 22 Jun 1940
L to R: Joachim von Ribbentrop, Wilhelm Keitel, Hermann Göring, Rudolf Heß, Adolf Hitler, and Walther von Brauchitsch before the railroad car that hosted the French surrender, Compiègne, France, 22 Jun 1940Surrender ceremony at Compiègne, France, 22 Jun 1940
L to R: Joachim von Ribbentrop, Wilhelm Keitel, Hermann Göring, Rudolf Heß, Adolf Hitler, and Walther von Brauchitsch before the railroad car that hosted the French surrender, Compiègne, France, 22 Jun 1940Surrender ceremony at Compiègne, France, 22 Jun 1940
Wilhelm Keitel accepting the French surrender from Charles Huntzinger, Compiègne, France, 22 Jun 1940Wilhelm Keitel at the French surrender, Compiègne, France, 22 Jun 1940
Wilhelm Keitel accepting the French surrender from Charles Huntzinger, Compiègne, France, 22 Jun 1940Wilhelm Keitel at the French surrender, Compiègne, France, 22 Jun 1940


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