SIGN OF TIMES Leaders inside replica carriage THE leaders of former deadly enemies France and Germany held hands yesterday – at the emotive spot where the Armistice ending
World War One was signed.
President Emmanuel Macron and Chancellor Angela Merkel jointly unveiled a plaque at the site in Compiegne, north-east France, where Germany surrendered on November 11, 1918.
The leaders also signed a guest book inside a replica of the famous railway carriage where the end of the conflict was formally sealed.
The original carriage, known as the Compiegne Wagon, was a dining car converted for use as an office by Allied commanders.
When World War Two erupted and France surrendered to Nazi Germany in June 1940,