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Signing the Peace Treaty: The Historic Scene at Versailles on June 28, 1919

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The Peace Treaty between the Allied and Associated Powers and Germany was signed on Saturday, June 28, in the Galerie des Glaces at Versailles-in the very room in which the German Empirye was P ed. “his formal at” said he in afterwards, “brings to its concluding stages the terrible war which has devastated Europe, and distracted the world. It manifests_. he victor of the id of freedom and liberty for which we have made untold sacrifices. I share my people’s joy and thangiving ad earnestly pray that the coming ea of peace m b tothem r-increasL: happiness and prosperity.” The German Delegate were the first to signa.

Then followed the representatives of the Allied and Associated Powers, with the exception of China. Before the signing, M. Clemenceau said : “An agreement has been reahed between the Governments of the Allied and Associated Powers and the German Government. The text which is going to be presented to you for your signature is the same which has bes distributed to the German plenipotentiaries. Signatures are going to be exchanged. They con- stitute an irrevocable undertaking to carry out loyally and faithfully and in their entirety all .the terms of the Treaty. In these conditions I have the honour to invite the Delegates of the Government of the German Empire to come and give us their signature.”


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