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Extracts from a document setting out British Prime Minister David Lloyd George's views on a treaty with Germany, 25 March 1919
(Catalogue ref: CAB 1/28)
  2a   2b   2c   2d          
  2a   2b   2c   2d          
CAB 1/28; Lloyd George's views on a treaty with Germany, March 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:

  • In extract 2a, what is Lloyd George most concerned about?
  • What is the warning being made in extract 2b?
  • Is extract 2b arguing for a peace that does not punish Germany at all?
  • What is the author's main concern in extract 2c?
  • According to the author, what is the best way to avoid the dangers outlined in extracts 2a-c?
  • Do you think the Germans, French and Americans would support these views?

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