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Extracts from the Illustrated London News showing German reactions to the Treaty, 28 June 1919
(Catalogue ref: ZPER 34/154, reproduced by permission of the Illustrated London News Picture Library)
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  ZPER 34/154; Illustrated London News showing German reactions to the Treaty, June 1919  
 

How to use this source:

Study this source carefully. It contains information that could be helpful in deciding why it was so hard to make peace. As you study the source, ask yourself:

  • According to this source, how did Germans react to the announcement of the terms of the Treaty?
  • What actions were opponents of the Treaty planning?
  • What does this source suggest about the strength of opinion towards the Treaty?
  • Some politicians in France and Britain claimed that a small minority was stirring up opposition to the Treaty in Germany. Does this source support or contradict that view?
 
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