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…
Churchill makes a day trip to Normandy – World War II Today
Then we returned to our destroyer and went right back to the east end of the beach where several ships were bombarding the Germans. Winston wanted to take part in the war, and was longing to draw some retaliation. However the Boche refused to take any notice of any of the rounds we fired. We therefore started back about 6.15 and by 9.15 were back at Portsmouth after having spent a wonderfully interesting day.
A Great South African
When cycling through Cape Town with AWOL Tours we share stories of many great characters that make up our remarkable history. One such notable person is Jan Christian Smuts recently voted 9th in the original list of “100 Greatest South Africans”.