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Clairiere de l'Armistice

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Address: Compiegne, France
Description: This clearing marks the site of the drawing up of the armistice agreement...
This clearing marks the site of the drawing up of the armistice agreement with the defeated Germans in 1918.
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I found this museum whilst searching on Trip Advisor and we decided to visit. It is a very thought provoking place and the museum building with the train carriage and all the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 11, 2015
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Hereford, United Kingdom
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Hereford, United Kingdom
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94 reviews 94 reviews
30 attraction reviews
97 helpful votes 97 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

I found this museum whilst searching on Trip Advisor and we decided to visit. It is a very thought provoking place and the museum building with the train carriage and all the artefacts is very interesting. It is well signposted off the main road and plenty of free parking. There are no refreshments available. If you are interested in WW1... More 

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Den Bosch, The Netherlands
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36 attraction reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

The place where Germany surrendered at the end of WW1 and France surrendered in May 1940. So no questions here about authenticity of the location. And what's more, here you can see the train wagon in which both in 1918 and 1940 those surrenders took place. The train is in the small museum. And a lot smaller, but maybe not... More 

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Saint-Nom-la-Breteche, France
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381 reviews 381 reviews
155 attraction reviews
206 helpful votes 206 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

This is a really important part of our history . Pivotal moments of both World War 1 and World War 2 . The train carriage where the treaty ending the first war was signed and the ceasefire of 1940 was signed between France and Germany dividing France in two . Also an interesting small museum and many memorials in a... More 

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Reims, France
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31 reviews 31 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

We saw the wagon which is a replica of the original one used for signing the armistice in 1918. This museum is full of interesting memorabilia pertaining to the first world war. The presentation of the story of the wagon is available in French, English and German. But all other information is mostly in French.

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worcestershire
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

Very peaceful; and well run, set in a glade in the Compiegne forest. English voice over and leaflet,guided tour is in French. Well signposted off the main road to Compiegne

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Jamestown, null, Saint Helena
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51 reviews 51 reviews
20 attraction reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

On the 100th anniversary of the start of WW1 it seemed fitting to visit this historic site. A good couple of hours worth of entertainment and amazing to have visited this area of historic significance.

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

We enjoyed the visit, and the history, disabled access is a bit uncomfortable to start as you enter via a wooded path. But it was level. The entrance to the museum was taking your life into your own hands, not the best disabled lift, but at last we got in! Exhibition was good.

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Durham, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

We visited because my son wanted to see where WW1 had ended. We knew there wasn't much to see before we went and so were prepared for that. What we hadn't expected was that such a simple and basic site could be so atmospheric. It really felt as if you could feel the historic events that had taken place there.... More 

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cheshire
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28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

Peaceful, respectful and very moving. The photos in particular illustrate the effect of war on civilians as well as the combatants

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Goathland, United Kingdom
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34 reviews 34 reviews
22 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

This is a very unusual museum in the 21st century, somewhere that doesn't sugarcoat or glorify what happened, nor does it put a spin on the events. It is simply a case of "this is what happened in 1918, this is what happened in 1940" and nothing more, which for a site of such international significance is quite refreshing. The... More 

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