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WWI: Soldiers’ Leisure and Feasts in the Rear

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Colourized photograph, which depicts from left to right: German Admiral Ernst Vanselow, German Count Alfred von Oberndorff (1870 – 1963) of the Foreign Ministry, German army general Detlof von Winterfeldt, British Royal Navy Captain Jack Marriott (Naval Assistant to the First Sea Lord), Matthias Erzberger, head of the German delegation Center party member of the Reichstag (1875 – 1921), who was later murdered by Freikorps rightists for his role in the Armistice, British Rear-Admiral George Hope (Deputy First Sea Lord), British Admiral of the Fleet Sir w:en: Rosslyn Wemyss (First Sea Lord), Marshal of France Ferdinand Foch (1851 – 1929), and French general Maxime Weygand (1867 – 1965). There is a signature in the left corner: Pillard.

On November 11, 1918, the Compiègne  Agreement was signed in northern France, which ended the First World War (1914 – 1918), or, as it was then called, the Great War. For that time, it was the most massive…

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