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4th Australian Division Memorial, Bellenglise. Australia in Paris, 1919 The Australian delegates to the Paris Peace Conference of 1919, Prime Minister William ‘Billy’ Hughes and Deputy Prime Minister Sir Joseph Cook (front row third and fourth from left) and their staff, Paris, France, 1919.

4th Australian Division Memorial, Bellenglise

The Australian Solicitor General, Robert Garran, is second from left. It was at Garran’s instruction that the British Empire’s first shot of the war was fired on 5 August 1914 at the German ship Pfalz as it tried to leave Port Philip Bay, Victoria. [AWM A02615] ... Enlarge photo. Milestones: 1914–1920. The Paris Peace Conference convened in January 1919 at Versailles just outside Paris.

Milestones: 1914–1920

The conference was called to establish the terms of the peace after World War I. Though nearly thirty nations participated, the representatives of the United Kingdom, France, the United States, and Italy became known as the “Big Four.” The “Big Four” dominated the proceedings that led to the formulation of the Treaty of Versailles, a treaty that ended World War I. Treaty of Versailles. World War One - The Treaty of Versailles - History on the Net. World War One ended at 11am on 11th November 1918.

World War One - The Treaty of Versailles - History on the Net

In 1919, Lloyd George of England, Orlando of Italy, Clemenceau of France and Woodrow Wilson from the US met to discuss how Germany was to be made to pay for the damage world war one had caused. Wilson had devised a 14 point plan that he believed would bring stability to Europe. Open Diplomacy – There should be no secret treaties between powers Freedom of Navigation – Seas should be free in both peace and war Free Trade – The barriers to trade between countries such as custom duties should be removed Multilateral Disarmament – All countries should reduce their armed forces to the lowest possible levels Colonies – People in European colonies should have a say in their future Russia – Russia should be allowed to operate whatever government it wanted and that government should be accepted, supported and welcomed. Treaty of Versailles - World War I. My TV provider is not listed.

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Why not? We are currently working on adding more TV providers. Please check back frequently to see if your TV provider has been added. Why do I need to log in to watch some video content? Viewers who verify their subscription to a TV provider get access to a deeper catalog of video content, including more full episodes. Aftermath of the First World War. Professor David Stevenson explains how the Treaty of Versailles, the Treaties of Saint-Germain and Trianon and the Treaties of Neuilly and Sèvres re-drew Europe's post-war boundaries.

Aftermath of the First World War

The task of drawing Europe’s post-war borders fell primarily to the Paris Peace Conference of 1919-20. There the victorious countries’ leaders drafted the Treaty of Versailles with Germany, and those of Saint-Germain with Austria, Trianon with Hungary, Neuilly with Bulgaria, and Sèvres with Turkey. But elsewhere across Europe, from Ireland to Russia, successor conflicts recast frontiers by violence. The Paris Peace Conference. Treaty of Versailles. The Treaty of Versailles was one of five treaties formulated at the Paris Peace Conference as part of the peace negotiations at the end of the First World War.

Treaty of Versailles

The Treaty of Versailles related to establishing the conditions of peace with Germany. The major sanctions imposed by the treaty included the disarmament of Germany, payment of very large reparations to the allies, and demilitarization of the Rhineland. The treaty also involved the surrender of territory which had been part of Germany prior to the First World War, including Alsace-Lorraine to France and substantial areas to Poland.

Germany reluctantly signed the Treaty of Versailles on 28 June 1919. Australia’s representatives at the Paris Peace Conference were the Prime Minister Billy Hughes, the Deputy Prime Minister Sir Joseph Cook, and Lieutenant Commander J.G. The Treaty of Versailles. The Treaty of Versailles was the peace settlement signed after World War One had ended in 1918 and in the shadow of the Russian Revolutionand other events in Russia.

The Treaty of Versailles

The treaty was signed at the vast Versailles Palace near Paris – hence its title – between Germany and the Allies. The three most important politicians there were David Lloyd George, Georges Clemenceau and Woodrow Wilson. The Versailles Palace was considered the most appropriate venue simply because of its size – many hundreds of people were involved in the process and the final signing ceremony in the Hall of Mirrors could accommodate hundreds of dignitaries.