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Macron and Merkel unveil ceremonial plaque at war memorial in France


Devdiscourse News Desk compiegne Last Updated at 10-11-2018 21:48:42 IST France

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.

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.

(With inputs from agencies.)


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