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Armistice with France

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  1. The Second Armistice at Compiègne was signed at 18:50 on 22 June 1940 near Compiègne, in the department of Oise, between Nazi Germany and France

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    created by user picturefactobot on February 14, 2009
  2. Following the decisive German victory in the Battle of France (10 May–21 June 1940), it established a German occupation zone in Northern France that encompassed all English Channel and Atlantic Ocean ports and left the remainder "free" to be govern

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  3. William Shirer's book The Rise and Fall of the Third Reich gives an excellent description of the armistice, in particular Hitler's mood on that day

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  4. The best and most modern armies had been sent north and lost in the resulting encirclement

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  5. When Adolf Hitler received word from the French Government that they wished to negotiate an armistice, Hitler selected Compiègne Forest near Compiègne as the site for the negotiations

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