Posted - 06/20/2019 : 06:41:08
| Just Peace Or Day of Dishonor? - The Treaty of Versailles I THE GREAT WAR
The Treaty of Versailles was the first of the big peace treaties after the armistice of 1918. In just six months the allied powers had – without talking to the defeated powers – negotiated a new world order while trying to make sure Germany would pay reparations to rebuild. The German delegation was only informed about the peace terms a few weeks before signing the Treaty and they were shocked about the terms. In May 1919 they even considered not signing the contract at all.
Ship Scuttling at Scapa Flow
"It was unthinkable to surrender defenceless ships to the enemy. We officers
were bound by a decision of the All Highest to destroy them."