World War I

  • Entente Verdun

    Entente Verdun

    February 5, 2013

    Cover of an annex of De Nieuwe Amsterdammer, an independent Dutch periodical published 14 October 1916, showing a satirical cartoon by Jan Sluijters about the Battle of Verdun with the caption: Peace palm of the German Crown Prince. With peace dove: “We are all tired of the bloodshed.” In addition to his paintings Sluijters produced several satirical cartoons for periodicals. […]

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  • Signing of the Treaty of Versailles, 28 June 1919

    German War Reparations (WW I) Financially Ended

    January 3, 2011

    Nearly 92 years after the official end of World War I, Germany made its final reparations-related payment for the Great War on October 3, thereby ending the conflict financially. The German newspaper Die Welt discovered a last installment for the Londoner Schuldenabkommen of 69,9 million euro’s in the German budget. Not being a direct reparations settlement but rather the final sum owed on bonds that were issued between 1924 and 1930 and sold to foreign (mostly American) investors, but then never paid.

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