Aujourd'hui nous sommes le jeudi 13 decembre 2018. C’est la fête de Sainte Lucie.


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Reconciliation

1918 - 2018

 

French President Emmanuel Macron and German Chancellor Angela Merkel have left their own mark of reconciliation at the start of events to mark the centenary of the end of World War One.

They signed a book of remembrance in a railway carriage identical to the one in which the 1918 Armistice was sealed.

Mrs Merkel became the first German leader since World War Two to visit the forest near the town of Compiègne in northern France where the Armistice was signed.

She and Mr Macron unveiled a plaque to Franco-German reconciliation, laid a wreath and signed a book of remembrance in a replica of the railway carriage used 100 years ago.

The moment was doubly significant because Adolf Hitler used the same carriage to accept France's capitulation to Nazi Germany in June 1940.

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