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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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English first
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78 reviews 78 reviews
27 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015 via mobile

Hidden away, this was the place that gave us the right mix of history / compassion and information. The children understood it and the use of video to help explain meant they completely understood the historical important of the site. My 12 yr old was stunned that we were walking the same place that Hitler had been, made him realise... More 

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Hereford, United Kingdom
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30 attraction reviews
103 helpful votes 103 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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102 reviews 102 reviews
40 attraction reviews
141 helpful votes 141 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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389 reviews 389 reviews
161 attraction reviews
212 helpful votes 212 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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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
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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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12 reviews 12 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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89 reviews 89 reviews
32 attraction reviews
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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