MARSHAL FOCH, Commander-in-Chief of the Allied Armies,
acting in the name of the Allied and Associated Powers, with ADMIRAL
WEMYSS, First Sea Lord, on the one hand, and
HERR ERZBERGER, Secretary of State, President of the
COUNT VON OBERNDORFF, Envoy Extraordinary and Minister
MAJOR-GENERAL VON WINTERFELDT,
CAPTAIN VANSELOW (German Navy),
duly empowered and acting with the concurrence of the German Chancellor
on the other hand.
has been concluded on the following conditions:-
CONDITIONS OF THE ARMISTICE CONCLUDED
A. - CLAUSES RELATING TO THE WESTERN FRONT.
Cessation of hostilities by land and in the air 6 hours after the
signing of the Armistice
- Immediate evacuation of the invaded countries - Belgium,
France, Luxemburg, as well as Alsace-Lorraine - so ordered
as to be completed within 15 days from the signature of the Armistice.
troops which have not left the above-mentioned territories within
the period fixed shall be made prisoners of war.
by the Allied and United States Forces jointly shall keep pace with
the evacuation of these areas.
movements of evacuation and occupation shall be regulated in accordance
with a Note (Annexe 1) determined at the time of the signing of
- Repatriation, beginning at once, to be completed within 15
days, of all inhabitants of the countries above enumerated (including
hostages, persons under trial, or condemned).
- Surrender in good condition by the German Armies of the following
guns (2,500 heavy, 2,500 field).
aeroplanes (fighters, bombers - firstly all D.7's and night-bombing
above to be delivered in situ to the Allied and United
States troops in accordance with the detailed conditions laid down
in the Note (Annexe 1) determined at the time of the signing of
Evacuation by the German Armies of the districts on the left bank
of the Rhine. These districts on the left bank of the Rhine shall
be administered by the local authorities under the control of the
Allied and United States Armies of Occupation.
occupation of these territories by Allied and United States troops
shall be assured by garrisons holding the principal crossings of
the Rhine (Mainz, Coblenz, Cologne), together with bridgeheads at
these points of a 30-kilometre (about 19 miles) radius on the right
bank, and by garrisons similarly holding the strategic points of
zone shall be reserved on the right bank of the Rhine, between the
river and a line drawn parallel to the bridgeheads and to the river
and 10 kilometres (6¼ miles) distant from them, between the
Dutch frontier and the Swiss frontier.
evacuation by the enemy of the Rhine districts (right and left banks)
shall be so ordered as to be completed within a further period of
16 days, in all 31 days after the signing of the Armistice.
movements of evacuation and occupation shall be regulated according
to the Note (Annexe 1) determined at the time of the signing of
- In all territories evacuated by the enemy, evacuation of
the inhabitants shall be forbidden; no damage or harm shall be done
to the persons or property of the inhabitants.
shall be prosecuted for having taken part in any military measures
previous to the signing of the Armistice.
of any kind to be committed.
establishments of all kinds shall be delivered intact, as well as
military stores, food, munitions and equipment, which shall not
have been removed during the periods fixed for evacuation.
of food of all kinds for the civil population, cattle, &c.,
shall be left in situ.
of a general character shall be taken, and no official order shall
be given which would have as a consequence the depreciation of industrial
establishments or a reduction of their personnel.
- Roads and means of communications of every kind, railroads,
waterways, roads, bridges, telegraphs, telephones, shall be in no
civil and military personnel at present employed on them shall remain.
locomotives and 150,000 wagons, in good working order, with all
necessary spare parts and fittings, shall be delivered to the Associated
Powers within the period fixed in Annexe No. 2 (not exceeding 31
days in all).
motor lorries are also to be delivered in good condition within
railways of Alsace-Lorraine shall be handed over within 31 days,
together with all personnel and material belonging to the organization
of this system.
the necessary working material in the territories on the left bank
of the Rhine shall be left in situ.
stores of coal and material for the upkeep of permanent way, signals
and repair shops shall be left in situ and kept in an efficient
state by Germany, so far as the working of the means of communication
on the left bank of the Rhine is concerned.
lighters taken from the Allies shall be restored to them.