- Title: Macron pays tribute to beginning of WW1 peace process
- Date: 7th November 2018
- Summary: MACRON STANDING WITH CROWD, LOOKING ON MACRON SHAKING HANDS AND TALKING WITH LOCAL RESIDENTS WHO ATTENDED THE CEREMONY MACRON UP ON THE RUNNING BOARD OF HIS CAR, WAVING AT PEOPLE MACRON WAVING TO PEOPLE FROM HIS CAR THROUGH OPENED WINDOW
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- Keywords: France World War One WW1 Emmanuel Macron commemoration Pierre d'Haudroy monument La Flamengrie ceasefire
- Location: LA FLAMENGRIE, FRANCE
- City: LA FLAMENGRIE, FRANCE
- Country: France
- Topics: Conflicts/War/Peace
- Reuters ID: LVA00495ICTVR
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- Story Text: France's President Emmanuel Macron on Wednesday (November 7) paid his respects at the location where armistice negotiations began in the eastern French town of La Flamengrie, putting an end to the First World War and four years of intense fighting in November 1918.
The memorial monument of La Pierre d'Haudroy was built in tribute to the beginning of the peace process.
On November 7, 1918 at 8:20 p.m. four cars carrying German ministers and representatives arrived to discuss the end of hostilities. A ceasefire was later announced.
The peace agreement ending the fighting on the Western front was signed on November 11, 1918 between the Allies and Germany in Compiegne - the guns fell silent on the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month.
World War One, fought out in large part on French soil between 1914 and 1918. It left about 10 million dead on all sides and remains firmly anchored in French memories.
The lasting image of the war was the trenches that snaked across northern France and Belgium where soldiers, hunkered down in the mud, fought a terrible war of attrition where territorial gains could be measured in a matter of metres (yards) won over months and years.
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