chapter  10
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The Armistice Terms, 22 June

At 0300 Captain Pleydell-Bouverie was informed by Sir Ronald Campbell of the armistice terms. These had not been received by the French Council of Ministers until midnight, for the Germans had insisted on holding the preliminary talks in the Forêt de Compiègne, on the site of their own surrender in November 1918. As the Attaché wrote in his diary: ‘It was quite clear that our worst fears had been realised.’