Jan Smuts

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Lizelle Karin
Field Marshal Jan Smuts of South Africa. Smuts signed the Paris Peace Treaty, resolving the peace in Europe, thus becoming the only signatory of both the treaty ending the First World War, and that ending the Second. World History, World War Ii, Treaty Of Versailles, Interesting History, East Africa, African History, Denial, Military History, Wwii

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 watching air activity above General Sir Bernard Montgomery's HQ, June 1944 Bernard Montgomery, Field Marshal, Lieutenant General, Man Of War, Europe, Winston Churchill, Historical Pictures, Normandy, British History

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.

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Prime Minister Winston Churchill and Field Marshall Jan Christian Smuts. Union Of South Africa, North Africa, World History, World War Ii, British Prime Ministers, War Image, Winston Churchill, World Leaders, African History
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Prime Minister Winston Churchill and Field Marshall Jan Christian Smuts...

... at a Conference of the British Commonwealth. London, Apr. 1945 Photo: Bob Landry

Irene Dairy Farm, village market and Jan Smuts House British Colonial Style, Colonial Style Homes, Union Of South Africa, Farm Village, Most Haunted Places, Port Elizabeth, Historical Landmarks, Kruger National Park, African History
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Jan Smuts House Museum, Irene Pretoria. (Many happy memories for me.)

Jan Smuts and Winston Churchill iin 1942 Winston Churchill, Historical Pictures, World War Two, Continents, Troops, Picture Quotes, Wwii, South Africa, Writer
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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”.

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Jan Smuts House Museum, Irene Pretoria

Jan Smuts coined the term "the British Commonwealth of Nations" of which South Africa was a part of. Apartheid, African History, Afrikaans, Commonwealth, South Africa, Southern, British, War, Afrikaans Language

Jan Smuts coined the term "the British Commonwealth of Nations" of which South Africa was a part of.

Jan Smuts

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