The Ending of World War I: The Road to 11 November

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This lecture will re-examine how the First World War ended, anticipating the centenary commemorations in 2018. It will discuss both why Germany requested a ceasefire, and why the Allies and America granted one. It will argue that the German army was near collapse, and that Germany was not defeated by a 'stab in the back' at home. None the less, the Allies had good reasons not to press on to Berlin.

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This event was on Wed, 07 Nov 2018

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Professor David Stevenson

Professor David Stevenson is a British historian specialising in the First World War. He is Stevenson Professor of International History at the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE).

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