The museum opens its doors the 1rst March 2018

7 juin 2018

The Armistice delegations in 1918

The context

Marshal Ferdinand Foch and the entire Allied delegation welcomed the German delegation to Foch’s headquarters temporarily installed within the 2419D carriage. Negotiations were expected to result in Germany’s surrender; otherwise, an Allied invasion led by General de Castelnau was planned along the Lorraine front. 

The French delegation

The French delegation comprised:

  • – Admiral WEMYSS 
  • – General WEYGAN 
  • – Admiral HOPE 
  • – Navy Captain MARRIOT
  • – Commander RIEDINGER
  • – Captain DE MIERY 
  • – Commander BIGOT 
  • – Lieutenant LAPERCHE 

The German delegation

The German plenipotentiaries included:

  • – Secretary of State ERZBERGER
  • – Gal VON WINTERFELD
  • – Count Von OBENDORFF
  • – Navy Captain WANSELOW
  • – Captain GEYSER
  • – Captain VON HELLDORFF