1914 - 1923?

1914 - 1923?

What happened after World War One? What were the consequences of the First World War? When the First World War ended, Europe did not return to peace. In fact, by some estimates, the 5 years following 1918 were deadlier than the 4 years of war preceding it. In this week's episode of IWM Stories, Assistant Curator Geoffrey Spender takes a closer look at three of these conflicts: The Irish War of Independence, The Russian Revolution and The Greco-Turkish War.

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Captain A W L Paget MC and Second Lieutenant P R J Barry MC of the 1st Battalion Irish Guards reading news of the Armistice to their men at Maubeuge, 12 November 1918.
First World War
How Did The Armistice End The First World War?
In the autumn of 1918, Germany and its allies were exhausted. Their armies were defeated and their hungry citizens were beginning to rebel. As early as 29 September German General and Stategist Erich Ludendorff decided that a cessation of hostilities must be sought. 
A line of armed revolutionaries of the Spartacist Movement standing in a Berlin street.
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Interwar
Continuing Conflict: Europe after the First World War
The First World War ended - but it did not mean an end to fighting in Europe.