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Treaty of Versailles - centenary of signing today


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28th June 1919 the signing of the Treaty of Versailles (five years to the day after the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand)  and the true end of the Great War between Germany and the Allied powers which had begun with the Armistice on the 11th of November the previous year.  Although the latter was commemorated comprehensively in November last year (as were other significant Great War events at the time of their centenaries), the former has barely - even on here - received a mention today. Although doubtless the signing was celebrated extensively at the time,  it's  almost as if its significance, playing no small part in the rise to power of Hitler & the Nazi Party and the outbreak of WWII, has been eclipsed by subsequent history despite having been such a major influence on  it. 


I had intended to post this under 'Great War Centenary' but the section appears to have been locked for new topics already!







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There is already a thread in this subforum called "Two shots at Sarajevo and a Hall of Mirrors".



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