The armistice that brought the six week Battle of France to an end was signed in the same location and in the same railway carriage as the one that ended the Great War. The site was destroyed and defaced by the Germans shortly after the ceremony. It was rebuilt by France at the end of the Second World War.

The photos from my visit show some then and now comparisons, the Alsace-Lorraine Monument which depicts a German Eagle impaled by a sword and where the carriage of Marshal Foch was originally stored. It is today a small museum which contains a replica of the railway carriage.