French Surrender Coach

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"When the army and government of France surrendered to Nazi Germany after only a few days of combat in June 1940, German Chancellor Adolf Hitler decided he had been given an opportunity by providence to humiliate French authorities by requiring them to surrender in the very same Wagon Lits railway coach in which the Germans had been required to sign the Armistice that ended World War I in November 1918. The Wagon Lits rail car number 2419D had originally been part of the personal train of French Marshal Foch."  Click on graphic above to read entire article.