Friday, May 02, 2008

Paris 1919

Germany was near the end of its manpower and its supplies, and the public was losing its appetite for the war. In the streets of Berlin, housewives marched with their empty pots and pans to show they could no longer feed their families. In the shipyards and factories, workers put down their tools and in the Reichstag, deputies who had once submissively voted for the war, demanded peace.

from Paris 1919: Six Months that Changed the World
by Margaret MacMillan
Random House, 2002

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