The Danzig Corridor 1919–39

  Eastward settlement (Ostsiedlung) by Germans gathered momentum in medieval times, and was often through invitation of local rulers who valued the settlers’ industry, skills and martial... Read More

Armistice Day 11 November 1918

On 21 March 1918, the Germans launched a devastating effective offensive on the western front, driving as deep as 37 miles (60 km) into the Allied lines in some places. French and American forces... Read More

The Treaty Of Versailles 1919

In January 1918 US President Woodrow Wilson looked forward to the prospects of a peace treaty and outlined his Fourteen Points, which included free trade, disarmament, national self-determination,... Read More