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Extracts from British newspapers commenting on the Treaty, 30 June 1919
(By permission of the British Library)
  4a   4b                  
  4a   4b                  
British Library; The Times commenting on the Treaty, June 1919

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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:

  • Looking at source 4a, what kind of welcome did British Prime Minister Lloyd George receive?
  • What does this suggest about the attitude in Britain towards the Treaty?
  • In what ways does source 4b present a differing view of the Treaty?
  • The cartoon relies heavily on sarcasm. How is it used?

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