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  • End Date of WW1

    It's not every day you get an article or letter to the editor about WW1 in your local newspaper. Perhaps its just because today is the generally accepted date of the end of the war, but there was an interesting one in today's paper I thought might get a good discussion going here.

    Tell us what you think about the article I've attached. I think it helps us see the overall perspective of the end of the war far better than many "quicky summaries" do.
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    I always thought that the official end of hostilities was 28th September 1919 when the treaty of Versaille was signed. November 1918 was just an armistice or cease fire.

    If you look at memorials in and outside churches (in England atleast) they are inscribed '1914-1919'.
    Wolster

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    • #3
      I think the author has a valid point that when the war ended depends on who you are and has a lot to do with your perspective on the war.

      I wasn't aware of the church engravings in the UK, Wolster, thanks for that and the comment.
      Barcsi János ispán vezérőrnagy
      Time Magazine's Person of the Year for 2003 & 2006


      "Never pet a burning dog."

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      • #4
        The various conflicts that followed the Nov 11th date were not part of the Great War but rather aftershocks. The Polish-Russian War of 1919-1920, for example, may have resulted due to the shifting and settling of borders brought about by the end of the Great War but this was not part of the larger conflict in any real sense.
        The Purist

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        • #5
          Originally posted by Janos View Post
          I think the author has a valid point that when the war ended depends on who you are and has a lot to do with your perspective on the war.
          Very true, I have spoken to Latvians who would argue that WW2 didn't end until 1991!
          Wolster

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          • #6
            Originally posted by Wolster View Post
            Very true, I have spoken to Latvians who would argue that WW2 didn't end until 1991!
            That would certainly be the perspective of those that grated under Soviet occupation until that year.
            Barcsi János ispán vezérőrnagy
            Time Magazine's Person of the Year for 2003 & 2006


            "Never pet a burning dog."

            RECOMMENDED WEBSITES:
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            http://www.sca.org
            http://www.scv.org/
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            • #7
              we have been living in the aftershock of ww1, from 1919 to 1991.

              in the middle east and africa they will be living in it for ever.
              "Freedom cannot exist without discipline, self-discipline, and rights cannot exist without duties. Those who do not observe their duties do not deserve their rights."--Oriana Fallaci

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              • #8
                Originally posted by The Purist View Post
                The Polish-Russian War of 1919-1920, for example, may have resulted due to the shifting and settling of borders brought about by the end of the Great War but this was not part of the larger conflict in any real sense.
                Hmm... nearly 2 milion soldiers on both sides, over 200.000 K.I.A. Polish-Bolshevik war wasn't part of The Grat War but it was large and somewhat decisive conflict (stopped commies only in Russia and avoid spreading revolution over the Europe). On the other meaning, it was result and prologue of the WWI.
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