CENT18-8 : 2018FR - Maxi-FDC Block ARMISTICE 1918, Wagon and cease-fire
the wagon of the armistice and cease-fire"
Illustration: Facsimile of the signatures affixed to the Armistice Treaty, French and British signatories at the exit of the wagon, cease-fire bugle, Allied flags.
Postage France 2018 Block 2 x € 2.60 "Centenary of the Armistice of November 11, 1918"
Cancelled Compiegne (F) "Centenary 1918-2018" 11.11.2018
+ red stamp "Compiègne 10.11.2018 - Franco-German ceremony in the presence of President E. Macron and Chancellor A. Merkel"
Collector's edition on "Silk" envelope (13.5 x 21cm), only 60 numbered FDC's issued - Rare
the last days that ended World War I
Clairière de Rethondes, Compiègne forest
ARMISTICE IS SIGNED on November 11, 1918 at 5:20. The ceasefire will be effective at 11am
The armistice was signed on November 11, 1918 at 5:20 am in the wagon built from Marshal Foch's staff train, in the Rethondes clearing, in the Compiègne forest. It marks the end of the fighting, the victory of the Allies and the total defeat of Germany, but it is not a capitulation literally. The ceasefire is effective on the 11th day of the 11th month of 1918 at 11 am, announcing the end of a war that has left more than 18.6 million dead, invalids and war dead for all belligerents. mutilated, including 8 million civilians.
June 28, 1919 in Versailles is signed the peace treaty really ending the state of war. Source: wikipedia.org
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