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Could anyone help find the armistice signed by France in '40

Post by HansvonLuck » 31 Aug 2005 04:12

I've tried looking for the text signed by the French in 1940 of their surrender to the German army.
Could anyone help me find the exact context of it?

Thank you very much!!!

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Re: Could anyone help find the armistice signed by France in '40

Post by tigre » 25 Jun 2016 13:56

Hello to all :D; a little complement...................................

Franco-Italian Armistice (first half).

Principal Points of the Franco-Italian Armistice Terms:

1. France to cease hostilities on all French territory, in the air and on the sea.
2. Italian troops to stand on their advanced lines in all theaters of operations for the duration of the armistice.
3. Areas to be demilitarized as shown on the map. All demilitarized areas to continue as such for the duration of the armistice, except the French Somaliland coast. The latter to be entirely demilitarized for the duration of hostilities between Italy and the British Empire and for the duration of the armistice.
4. Italy to have full and constant right to use the port of Djibouti with all its equipment, together with the French section of the Djibouti-Addis Ababa railway, for all kinds of transport.
5. All arms, supplies and ammunition in the zones to be demilitarized in French metropolitan territory and territory adjoining Libya, together with the arms surrendered to the troops effecting the evacuation of the territories concerned, to be removed within fifteen days.
6. Field armaments and the accompanying ammunition to be rendered useless in the coastal territory of French Somaliland. All movable arms and ammunition to be laid down within fifteen days in places to be indicated by the Italian armistice commission.
7. The maritime military fortified areas and naval bases of Toulon, Bizerta, Ajaccio and Oran to be demilitarized within fifteen days, and to remain so until the cessation of hostilities between Italy and the British Empire.
8. All armed land, sea and air forces in metropolitan France to be demobilized and disarmed within a specified period to be fixed later, except such formations as are necessary to maintain internal order. Their strength to be determined by Italy and Germany. In the case of French North Africa, Syria and the coast of French Somaliland, the importance of maintaining internal order will be taken into consideration.
9. Italy to reserve the right to demand the surrender in whole or in part of all infantry and artillery weapons, armored cars, tanks, motor and horse vehicles. including ammunition, belonging to units which have been facing Italian forces; al to be surrendered in the state in which they are at the time of the armistice.
10. The terms to be carried out with reference to the French fleet are similar to those mentioned in the Franco-German armistice agreement.
11. All mines in the maritime military area and naval bases which are to be demilitarized to be rendered harmless within ten days.

Source: Military News Around the World. RML Vol XX Nº 78. September 1940.

Cheers. Raúl M 8-).
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Re: Could anyone help find the armistice signed by France in '40

Post by tigre » 02 Jul 2016 02:46

Hello to all :D; something more...................................

Franco-Italian Armistice (second half).

Principal Points of the Franco-Italian Armistice Terms:

12. The French Government to prevent its citizens from leaving national territory to take up arms against Italy.
13. The French Government to prevent warships, aIrplanes, arms, war materials and munitions of every kind from falling into the hands of the British Empire or other foreign states.
14. French cargo boats not in French ports at the time of the armistice to be either recalled or directed to neutral ports.
15. All Italian cargo boats, together with their cargoes, as well as Italian merchandise consigned to Italy which have been seized from non-Italian ships, to be restored.
16. No airplanes to leave French territory and all airports and equipment to be placed under German and Italian control.
17. The ban on wireless transmission is similar to that mentioned in the Franco-German armistice agreement.
18. Goods to be freely transported between Germany and Italy through non-occupied French territory.
19. The terms to be carried out with reference to all Italian prisoners of war, etc., are similar to those mentioned in the Franco-German armistice agreement.
20. The French Government to guarantee the good preservation of all material that it has or may have to deliver under the terms of the armistice convention.
21. The armistice convention to remain in force until the conclusion of a peace treaty, but may be denounced at any time by Italy in the event the French Government does not fulfill its obligations.

This armistice was signed by representatives of the French and Italian Governments on June 24, 1940, in Rome.

Source: Military News Around the World. RML Vol XX Nº 78. September 1940.

It's all folks. Cheers. Raúl M 8-).

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Re: Could anyone help find the armistice signed by France in '40

Post by tigre » 02 Apr 2019 19:36

Hello to all :D; more...........................................

Wilhelm Keitel in Compiègne 1940.

The signature of the armistice with France in the forests of Compiègne, on June 22, 1940, was the climax of my career as Chief of the OKW. The conditions to be imposed upon France were formulated in advance at the Operations staff level in the OKW. As soon as the day and place for the negotiations for the armistice were fixed, the Fuehrer requested my draft and kept it for a day to work on it. Then I found that although the content had not been changed, its original formulation had. The preamble was AH's idea and flowed from his pen only....

Sources: https://aste.catawiki.it/kavels/1871285 ... ur-weapons
The Memoirs of Field-Marshal Wilhelm Keitel by Wilhelm Keitel.

Cheers. Raúl M 8-).
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