The Paris Peace Conference

Johannes Bell of Germany is portrayed signing the peace treaties on 28 June 1919 in The Signing of Peace in the Hall of Mirrors by Sir William Orpen.

The Paris Peace Conference, also known as Versailles Peace Conference, opened on this day in 1919.

The Conference was the meeting of the victorious Allied Powers following the end of World War I to set the peace terms for the defeated Central Powers. The Conference was led by the five major powers, France, Britain, Italy, Japan, and the United States).

The senior statesmen concluded their personal work on the conference in June 1919 and the conference officially came to an end on January 21, 1920. But the formal peace process did not officially end until July 1923 with the signing of the Treaty of Lausanne.

The conference also led to the establishment of The League of Nations.

Work on my script Clean Dry Socks: Diary of a Doughboy, based on my grandfather’s WWI diary, continues.

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