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#story Movement to Bonn, Germany - 53 Battalion Welsh Regiment -1919 Interesting Account if Peace Terms not signed by Germans.

  • marie.eklidvirginmedia.com by marie.eklidvirginmedia.com

    Interesting account in the Operation Order No. 1 of the 53 Battalion Welsh Regiment if the Germans do not sign the Peace Terms.

    Also, disposition of Companies in the event of breaking off of the Armistice.
    2 Diary page links:

    1st page of order: https://talk.operationwardiary.org/#/subjects/AWD0003kxb
    2nd page of order: https://talk.operationwardiary.org/#/subjects/AWD0003kxe


  • ral104 by ral104 moderator, scientist

    Very interesting. Thanks, Marie. Although the armistice seems like the point at which the war ended to us now, it obviously didn't feel quite so definite at the time.


  • cyngast by cyngast moderator

    You can sometimes get a sense of that feeling that the Armistice is just a cease-fire from the diaries. The men continue training regularly, and I've seen a few subalterns go off to various gun schools.

    There are also a large number of diaries where the Armistice isn't mentioned at all.


  • David_Underdown by David_Underdown moderator

    Technically that's exactly what it is and the state of war still exists between the countries. It's only when the formal peace treaty is signed that the war stops - Peace Day was celebrated in 1919 when the Treaty of Versailles was signed (and the various other treaties with the other belligerent powers). Korea still only has an armistice after the conflict in the 50s.