Surrender negotiations before sedan on the 2nd, September 1870.

Surrender negotiations before sedan. Prussian military uniforms. French Army General uniform
Surrender negotiations before sedan

The Donchery surrender negotiations (September 1/2, 1870, midnight), by Anton Werner.

diorama at Berlin Sedan panorama.

The Capitulation of Sedan.

The German-French surrender negotiations on 2 September 1870. The German negotiator is Otto Graf von Bismarck (1815-1898).

A depiction of the talks in the village of Donchery, Ardennes, France, on 2nd September 1870, hours after the French Army of Châlons had run up a white flag over Sedan.

Members of the French delegation pictured on the left: Supreme Commander Emmanuel Félix de Wimpffen (just standing up), General Auguste-Alexandre Ducrot, and other officers.


Members of the delegation from the Prussian Coalition pictured on the right: Supreme Commander Helmuth von Moltke the Elder (standing at the table), Otto von Bismarck (sitting to Moltke’s left), General Field Marshall Leonhard Graf von Blumenthal, General Field Marshall Alexander August Wilhelm von Pape, commanders of the 3rd- and the Maas-Army, and other officers.

Date after 2 September 1870.