GUEST BLOG: Professor Hans Fenske (4) A Peace To End All Peace

First World War Hidden History

Armistice  signed in railway carriage at Compiegne on 11 November 1918The armistice of 11 November 1918, made it impossible for the German Reich to restart the battle and was tantamount to an unconditional surrender. In terms of international law it was questionable, since it contained conditions of a political nature – the annulment of the Eastern peace treaties – and because it permitted the continuation of the British blockade until peace was finally concluded. Since a blockade constituted a combat operation, it should have been suspended as soon as the armistice began. In addition, the Allies continued their stance of refusing peace talks with the enemies even after 11 November. They negotiated the peace treaty only among themselves. The main features were defined during a British-French-Italian pre-conference that took place in London in December 1918. They also decided to put Emperor Wilhelm II. on trial. President Wilson was unhappy with the result of the pre-conference and told his delegation that…

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One thought on “GUEST BLOG: Professor Hans Fenske (4) A Peace To End All Peace

  1. Yet more confirmation that this greedy treaty led to the war that followed, in 1939. There seems to be no end to avarice, greed, and retribution. It lessens humanity.
    Best wishes, Pete.

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