100 Years On

100 years ago, the Paris Peace Conference of 1919 had just convened with the first of 145 meetings between the statesmen of all sides.

The final peace treaty with Germany, The Treaty of Versailles, was signed on 28th June 1919 but negotiations between other nations continues for a further four years with the Treaty of Lausanne (peace with the former Ottoman Empire) being revised right through until the summer of 1923.

While it would be lovely to continue researching the impact that WW1 had on Norfolk sadly the time has come to stop updating this blog.

Before we go however we thought we would share some of the Norfolk in World War One highlights from the past 5 years:

  • We’ve posted 518 articles since 2013
  • Over 50 different people or organisation have written posts for us, whether this is research into a topic that interests them; family/village history research or reviews of WW1 commemoration projects.
  • 68, 419 people have visited the blog
  • These visitors have come from 153 different countries or territories
  • We launched the 2018 Poppy Plea which saw over 15,500 poppies being made for us to represent the fallen of Norfolk.

We couldn’t have done any of this without you – our readers and contributors – so many thanks for your support and interest over the centenary commemorations.

Norwich, Guildhall Hill, Return of 2nd Norfolks, April 1919. Image from Picture Norfolk, taken by George Swain

In the words of the popular WW1 Song:

Bonsoir, old thing, cheerio chin chin,
Nah-poo, toodle-oo, good-bye-ee

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