The lecture will be on the Paris Peace Conference, which came at the end of what was seen at the time as the war to end all wars. Come learn about this crucial piece of history.
The Paris Peace Conference dictated largely by Lloyd George (UK), Clemenceau (France), Woodrow Wilson (USA) and Vittoria Orlando (Italy). Germany was not permitted to take part, but was required to sign the agreement. Some of the outcomes saw the League of Nations being founded from Wilson’s Fourteen Points focusing largely on self-determination for nation states.
Germany lost 13% of her territory, with the Rhineland being demilitarised and coal from the Saar region exported to France. Payment of reparations by Germany, as compensation for damage, was fixed at £6.6 billion. This shocked and angered the German people who felt that they had been stabbed in the back.
They rounded on the politicians of the Weimar Republic, leading to a horrific rise in fascism which saw Hitler’s Nazi Party come to power in Germany and Mussolini’s Fascist party in Italy.
Come down at 6:30pm for the drinks reception (drink included in ticket price), prior to the lecture starting at 7:00pm.
£10 non-members and £8 Friends. Reservation is highly recommended.
To find out more, contact The Black Watch Cafe and Museum on 01738 638152; Ex 201.