Compiègne


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Com·piègne

 (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.

Compiègne

(French kɔ̃pjɛɲ)
n
(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)

Com•piègne

(kɔ̃ˈpyɛn yə)

n.
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.