Chalke Talk

The podcast from the Chalke Valley History Festival


04. THE PARIS PEACE TREATIES

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This talk by Dr Peter Caddick-Adams for senior pupils at the Chalke Valley History Festival for Schools, challenges some assumptions about the aftermath of the First World War. The armistice in 1918 was a truce but fighting continued in Eastern Europe and the Middle East for several years. He explains that the Treaty of Versailles was actually five treaties as well as covering the ‘flu pandemic, hyperinflation in Germany, American isolation and the rise of Mussolini.



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