Senior German and Allied commanders and politicians sign the Armistice ending the war in a railway car near Compiègne, France, early on the morning of 11 November 1918. Field Marshal Ferdinand Foch, the Allied supreme commander (centre), stands to accept the German surrender. In 1940, during the Second World War, Adolf Hitler demanded France's surrender in the same railway car.
The Signing of the Armistice
Print by Maurice Pillard Verneuil
Beaverbrook Collection of War Art