Second Armistice at Compiègne: An armistice is signed between Nazi Germany and what is left of the French government. Under the terms of this armistice, France is divided into two zones: one in the north occupied by German forces and one in the south nominally administered by the French.
This armistice is signed in the Compiègne Forest, a site deliberately chosen by Adolf Hitler because it was where Germany was forced to sign the 1918 Armistice and surrender to end World War I. Hitler even uses the same railway carriage in which the 1918 Armistice was signed, placing it on the same spot.
Adolf Hitler will have the site destroyed three days later. The railway carriage will be taken to the village of Crawinkel, destroyed, and the remains buried.