Peace finally settled – “Thank God for that”

The news of the signing of the peace treaty was made public.

28th May 1919

To-day I paid in the Co-Op. 1S.10d in cash and our dividend 18S 2d to make up 6£ in there…. When in there heard the hooter blow that Peace had been finally settled. Thank God for that I said to myself.

Diary of William Hallam (D/EX1415/25)

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“Peace was signed to-day but this settlement has been so long about all the excitement had died out”

The war was now officially over.

24th May 1919

Peace was signed to-day but this settlement has been so long about all the excitement had died out.

Diary of William Hallam (D/EX1415/25)

Peace terms given

The Peace Conference decided on the terms of the treaty which would formally emd the war.

8 May 1919

Peace terms given to German delegates!

Diary of Florence Vansittart Neale of Bisham Abbey (D/EX73/3/17/9)