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On this day: Germany strikes back

On this day in 1940 armistice between Germany and France is signed in Compiègne, France. As a result of the decisive German victory in the Battle of France, leaders of the French Third Republic were forced to sign the agreement that established a German occupation zone in Northern and Western France. The signing of the armistice took place in the so-called, Compiègne Wagon in which German representatives had signed the surrender document in 1918.

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