This Day in History: Jun 28, 1919: Treaty of Versailles Ends World War I
The Treaty of Versailles, signed in the Versailles Palace outside Paris on June 28, 1919, between the Allied and Associated Powers on the one hand and Germany on the other, brought World War I to an end. From the moment of its signature, the treaty ignited a continuing controversy over its treatment of Germany, with some arguing from the beginning that it was far too harsh, and others that it was too lenient to ensure a lasting peace. The treaty, negotiated between January and June 1919 in…
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Allied leaders - Jan Christiaan Smuts (24 May 1870 – 11 September 1950) was a prominent South African and British Commonwealth statesman, military leader and philosopher. He was the only person to sign each of the peace treaties ending the First and Second World Wars. In addition to holding various cabinet posts, he served as Prime Minister of the Union of South Africa from 1919 until 1924 and from 1939 until 1948. He was a supporter of racial segregation and white minority rule.
Field Marshal Jan Smuts, Prime Minister of the Union of South Africa, standing in front of a Lockheed Lodestar aircraft of No. 234 Squadron SAAF.
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Er rekrutierte jeden, der ein Gewehr halten konnte: Mit nur 17.000 Mann und einer gewieften Taktik hielt General Paul von Lettow-Vorbeck vier Jahre eine alliierte Übermacht in Ostafrika in Schach. Nach dem Ersten Weltkrieg wurde er als Kriegsheld gefeiert. Doch in seinem sinnlosen Krieg starben mehr als 120.000 Menschen.