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p. 131. From war to armistice to peace conferencelocked

  • Michael S. Neiberg


“From war to armistice to peace conference” outlines the events that took place from the summer of 1918, when it became clear that the Germans could not win the war, to the signing of the armistice on November 11, 1918, and the Paris peace conference in early 1919. It describes the attempts of Allied supreme commander Ferdinand Foch to draw up an armistice to end the military phase of the war and the tension between the generals and the politicians. Both international and domestic politics played an important role in shaping the Paris conference, with the growing threat of Bolshevism and elections in the United States and the United Kingdom threatening to complicate matters.

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