The First World War ended on 11 November 1918. Seven months later, a final agreement was reached between Germany and the Allies about what would happen as a consequence of the war. This 'treaty' was called the Treaty of Versailles. The films on this page show the events surrounding the signing of the treaty, and the reaction of the nations to the end of the war.
TIME TO REMEMBER - THE PEACE MAKERS
8 MINS 1 SEC, SOUND, B/W, 1959-1960
Sir Ralph Richardson narrates this segment of Time To Remember, a television documentary series produced in the late 1950s and 1960s. It documents the negotiations leading to the Treaty of Versailles, demobilisation, and post-war politics.
Crowds throng Trafalgar Square in London at three o'clock in the afternoon and gather outside Buckingham Palace to celebrate as British Prime Minister David Lloyd George announces the signing of the Armistice by King George V. Winston Churchill can be glimpsed walking beside Lloyd George.
AMERICAN PEACE PARADE
1 MIN 1 SEC, SILENT, B/W, 1917-1918
This film shows American troops going off to war in 1917 (a title card reads: The army draft of 1917 - a lottery which determined the destinies of four million boys) before cutting to a parade celebrating the German surrender.
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