Paris 1919

A combination of archival footage, entries from the participants' diaries, and dramatic re-enactments show how the Treaty of Versailles after the First World War was patched together. Critical decisions made by four men - Woodrow Wilson, Georges Clemenceau, Lloyd George and Vittorio Orlando - began the trajectory that led to the United States being the world's sole superpower today. Based on Margaret MacMillan's book, Paris 1919.

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  • Paris 1919: 2 of 2
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    July 4, 2012

    For six months, Paris was the capital of the world. The last shots had just been fired in the most devastating war of all time, and the old global order lay in tatters. Delegations from over 30 nations descended upon Paris for the most ambitious peace talks in history, aiming to engineer a peace treaty "for all time," but creating instead an embittered Germany already dreaming of retaliation - and contentious new entities like Iraq and Yugoslavia. Inspired by Margaret MacMillan's book, Paris 1919: Six Months That Changed the World.

  • Paris 1919: 1 of 2
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    June 27, 2012

    For six months, Paris was the capital of the world. The last shots had just been fired in the most devastating war of all time, and the old global order lay in tatters. Delegations from over 30 nations descended upon Paris for the most ambitious peace talks in history, aiming to engineer a peace treaty "for all time," but creating instead an embittered Germany already dreaming of retaliation - and contentious new entities like Iraq and Yugoslavia. Inspired by Margaret MacMillan's book, Paris 1919: Six Months That Changed the World.

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    November 11, 2009

    For six months, Paris was the capital of the world. The last shots had just been fired in the most devastating war of all time, and the old global order lay in tatters. Delegations from over 30 nations descended upon Paris for the most ambitious peace talks in history. Inspired by Margaret Macmillan's book, Paris 1919 captures the atmosphere, characters and the dramatic cut-and-thrust of diplomacy and territorial ambition as political leaders redraw the map of the world after the First World War.

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