Peace That Led to War; Update: History
Byline: LAWRENCE JAMES
HALL OF MIRRORS by David Sinclair (Century, [pounds sterling]16.99)
WORLD WAR I was fought by young men. The peace was made at Versailles by well-intentioned old men who made such a hash of it that a fresh generation of young men had to go to war in 1939.
Today, we look back at the treaty signed in the Hall of Mirrors in 1919 with bewilderment and rage.
How could the wartime sacrifice have been squandered? Worse still, why did the peacemakers deliver Hitler the political ammunition which he used to promote himself as Germany's saviour?
SINCLAIR provides the answers in a perceptive and exciting narrative. He adopts the style of a dramatic reconstruction of events, which is appropriate to a tragedy whose principal …
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Publication information: Article title: Peace That Led to War; Update: History. Contributors: Not available. Newspaper title: Daily Mail (London). Publication date: January 26, 2001. Page number: 60. © 2007 Daily Mail. COPYRIGHT 2001 Gale Group.
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