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 (kōmp-yān′, kôN-pyĕn′yə)
A city of northern France on the Oise River northeast of Paris. The armistice ending World War I was signed in a railroad car in a nearby forest on November 11, 1918. Adolf Hitler demanded that the same car be used for the formal surrender of France in World War II on June 22, 1940.


(French kɔ̃pjɛɲ)
(Placename) a city in N France, on the Oise River: scene of the armistice at the end of World War I (1918) and of the Franco-German armistice of 1940. Pop: 41 714 (2007)


(kɔ̃ˈpyɛn yə)

a city in N France, on the Oise River: nearby were signed the armistices between the Allies and Germany 1918, and between Germany and France 1940. 40,720.
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I must reach Compiegne to-night, or I shall cause deep anxiety to my family.
Whitey" was not a fast animal, but he kept up an easy, steady pace; in three hours and a half Andrea had traversed the nine leagues which separated him from Compiegne, and four o'clock struck as he reached the place where the coaches stop.
3, which he had occupied on his last stay at Compiegne.
Compiegne, that royal residence and fortified town, is well furnished with authorities, gendarmes, and commissaries of police; they therefore began operations as soon as the telegraphic despatch arrived, and the Bell and Bottle being the best-known hotel in the town, they had naturally directed their first inquiries there.
Their course was clearly defined: they were to follow the road toward Compiegne and on emerging from the forest turn to the right.
The first thing D'Artagnan perceived after the fine trees, the May sun gilding the sides of the green hills, the long rows of feather-topped trees which stretched out towards Compiegne, was a large rolling box, pushed forward by two servants and dragged by two others.
Address : Place De L~htel De Ville Cs 30009 60321 Compiegne Cedex
This year marks the centenary of the event, which took place in the forest of Compiegne, France, at 11am on November 11, 1918.
1918: The Armistice was signed between the Allies and Germany in a railway carriage in the forest of Compiegne to end the First World War.
2yo Robin of Navan wins at Compiegne, picking up 25k euros in the process.
He pointed out that the Royal Endurance team would participate with other riders in the 120-km race to be held in Compiegne on Sunday.
Shaikh Mohammed and Shaikh Hamdan witnessed the achievement made by UAE riders at the 2014 edition of Festival Mondial d'Endurance in Compiegne, France.