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On the very spot, in the same train car, where in 1918 the undefeated German Army was forced to disgraceful terms, the French delegation signed the "harsh but honorable" German conditions. The French delegation in front of the historic railroad carriage.

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Names
Hoffmann, Heinrich (1885-1957) (Photographer)
Collection

Eye on the Reich : German propaganda photographs, 1939-1942.

1940

Library locations
Art and Picture Collection
Shelf locator: PC EYE
Shelf locator: PC EYE 1940
Topics
Nazi propaganda
Railroad cars
Historic sites
Surrenders
France -- History -- German occupation, 1940-1945
World War, 1939-1945 -- Surrenders -- French
Genres
Photographs
Notes
Content : Hitler exulted in the fact that the French surrender was signed where the Germans had been forced to sue for peace at the end of World War I. The lettering on the carriage identifies it as a dining car.

Content : Picture caption: "Am derselben Stelle, im gleichen Wagen, in dem 1918 der unbesiegten deutschen Wehrmacht die schmachvollen Bedingungen auferzwungen wurden, unterzeichnete die französische Delegation die "Harten, aber ehrenvollen" Bedingungen Deutschlands. Die französische Delegation vor dem historischen Wagen."

Content : Title translates German picture caption

Source note: Grossdeutschland im Weltgeschehen. Tagesbildberichte 1940. (Berlin Joh. Kasper Co. 1942) Braeckow, Ernst, Author.
Physical Description
Form: Gelatin silver prints ( Library of Congress Thesaurus for Graphic Materials )
Type of Resource
Still image
Identifiers
UUID: ce671900-c601-012f-a4a5-58d385a7bc34

Item timeline of events

  • 1885: Creator Born
  • 1957: Creator Died
  • 2013: Digitized
  • 2015: Found by you!
  • 2016

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Art and Picture Collection, The New York Public Library. "On the very spot, in the same train car, where in 1918 the undefeated German Army was forced to disgraceful terms, the French delegation signed the "harsh but honorable" German conditions. The French delegation in front of the historic railroad carriage." The New York Public Library Digital Collections. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/ae7bb9f5-4523-5a5d-e040-e00a1806317f

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Art and Picture Collection, The New York Public Library. "On the very spot, in the same train car, where in 1918 the undefeated German Army was forced to disgraceful terms, the French delegation signed the "harsh but honorable" German conditions. The French delegation in front of the historic railroad carriage." New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed September 1, 2015. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/ae7bb9f5-4523-5a5d-e040-e00a1806317f

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Art and Picture Collection, The New York Public Library. On the very spot, in the same train car, where in 1918 the undefeated German Army was forced to disgraceful terms, the French delegation signed the "harsh but honorable" German conditions. The French delegation in front of the historic railroad carriage. Retrieved from http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/ae7bb9f5-4523-5a5d-e040-e00a1806317f

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On the very spot, in the same train car, where in 1918 the undefeated German Army was forced to disgraceful terms, the French delegation signed the "harsh but honorable" German conditions.  The French delegation in front of the historic railroad carriage.