• Short Summary

    France signs French-German armistice , June 1940 in railway carriage where the 1918 armistice was signed,

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    ( ** NOTE THESE TWO SEQUENCES HAVE GERMAN COMMENTARY ***)


    Campeigne Woods, FRANCE:

    GERMANS REMOVE FAMOUS RAILROAD COACH IN WHICH ARMISTICES OF 1918 & 1940 WERE SIGNED, TO TAKE IT TO BERLIN WHERE IT WILL BE KEPT AS A MUSEUM PIECE.
    Campeigne Woods, France
    GV. Railway car in woods.
    SV. One end of carriage with tow-cable attached, carriage moving.
    Angle shot plaque in ground "le Marechal Foch".
    GV. Coach being moved.
    FV. Car towing coach along road. CU. Coach past camera.
    FV. Car pulling coach
    SV. Coach passing camera, German soldiers directing the moving of it.
    CU. Angle shot funnel of train engine.
    GV. Train arriving at station of "Crery-on-Valon".
    SV. Train passing camera, soldier walks along track, hands rifle to engine driver and climbs aboard.


    Berlin GERMANY:

    FRENCH AND GERMAN REPRESENTATIVES MEET IN BERLIN AFTER SIGNING THE ARMISTICE IN THE RAILWAY COACH TO SIGN A SEPARATE ONE WITH ITALY.

    Berlin, Germany
    SV. French representative leaves car on arriving at building in Berlin.
    SV. Car arriving, another French representative leaves it and walks into building, saluting.
    CU. Car arrives, passes camera and stops General Von Huntziger alights, salutes and enters building.
    GV. Interior of hall, large swastika on wall, representatives standing and saluting.
    SV. Von Huntziger at head of men saluting advances and salutes and bows as introduced to German representatives. GV. Party sit down at long table.
    GV. Men seated at table, assemble papers etc. all sit forward with hands folded on table.


    ( ** NOTE THAT THE SEQUENCE BELOW IS NOT ON THIS CLIP ****)

    FRANCE: THE SIGNING OF THE FRENCH-GERMAN ARMISTICE OF JUNE 1940 IN A RAILWAY TRAIN CARRIAGE, THE ONE IN WHICH THE ARMISTICE OF 1918 WAS SIGNED, IN THE CAMPEIGNE WOODS - FRANCE. Campeigne Wood, France CU. Hitler shaking hands with officer. GV. Nazi flag being put over statue of Marshal Foch before Hitler arrives. Elev. V. German soldiers marching towards car in Campeigne woods. Another Elev. German soldiers marching towards train coach. Top back view close up of German band playing. Stiff Swastika flag is raised on pole. SV. German soldiers 3 x 3 at salute. CU. Soldiers at salute. LV. Hitler and officers parade past guard of honor. SV. Hitler and generals pass in front of guard of honor. CU. Hitler and Goering salute. Long back view Hitler and Co. walk towards car from which former armistice of 1918 was signed. GV. Car and statue of Marshal Foch, Hitler and party stop in front of it. CU. Foch statue. Long elev. view party walks towards plaque set in ground. CU. Angle shot of plaque lettering in French. SV. Hitler and Goering reading plaque. SCU. Shot from inside train Hitler and Goering walking past outside. GV. Hitler and Goering entering car. GV. Officers entering car. Shot looking through car - Hitler takes seat. CU. Papers on table. LV. General Von Huntziger and officers pass German guard in silence. CU. Von Huntziger and party passing guard. GV. Von Huntziger entering car. SV. Von Huntziger's party - French delegation entering car. Interior of car - Hitler & Goering rise as Von Huntziger enters car and salutes. Huntziger takes seat. CU. Hitler - Goering (bad light) in car. SV. Looking through window from outside - Huntziger back to camera. GV. Car. After reading preamble Hitler leaves-band plays German National Anthem (sound). Hitler leaves and walks towards camera - Goering follows, they walk past guard of honor. SV. Looking into car Huntziger still standing at salute. GV. Hitler and party walk past guard, car in B.G - band still playing. Follow Hitler and Goering. BV. Hitler and Goering ap proaching Nazi flag draped over statue of Marshal Foch (music). Shot thru window of railway car, Von Huntziger still at salute - drops hand. GLV. Car in woods. Shot of interior of car (actual signing - it was agreed at 1.35 in the morning that the top) fighting would stop. CU. Pass members signing. CU. on Huntziger signing.
    Background: France signs French-German armistice , June 1940 in railway carriage where the 1918 armistice was signed,

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    Film ID:
    VLVA42CSPNO1R0FJUKJPNOZZHNZLC
    Media URN:
    VLVA42CSPNO1R0FJUKJPNOZZHNZLC
    Group:
    Reuters - British Paramount Newsreel
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    01/01/1941
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:26:00
    Time in/Out:
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    Canister:
    N/A

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