Speech by German civilian government minister to Reichstag, 5/Oct/1918. Recorded in 1924
REEL 1: High Command's decision to ask government to arrange armistice without delay, 28/9/1918; Prince Max's decision against being Chancellor; eagerness to demonstrate Germany's capability for democratic parliamentarianism; pressure for peace negotiations; harshness of armistice conditions; Hindenburg reservedly advises acceptance; Ludendorff gone to Sweden, the Kaiser gone to the Netherlands.
Military conflict took place during every year of the 20th Century. There were only short periods of time that the world was free of war. The total number of deaths caused by war during the 20th Century has been estimated at 187 million and is probably higher.