Macron, Merkel unveil plaque at site of WWI armistice

Published November 10, 2018, 11:10 PM

by Roel Tibay

By Agence France-Presse

French President Emmanuel Macron and German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Saturday laid a wreath and unveiled a ceremonial plaque at a war memorial in eastern France where the armistice was signed ending World War I.

French President Emmanuel Macron meets German Chancellor Angela Merkel, here seen together at the G7 Summit in Canada, on Tuesday with EU reform and immigration top of the agenda. (AFP / MANILA BULLETIN)
French President Emmanuel Macron meets German Chancellor Angela Merkel, here seen together at the G7 Summit in Canada, on Tuesday with EU reform and immigration top of the agenda. (AFP / MANILA BULLETIN)

In a highly symbolic ceremony, Macron and Merkel met in a forest clearing near Compiegne, where Germany officially surrendered at dawn on November 11, 1918, bringing to a close more than four years of slaughter on the Western front.

 
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