03 October 2010

WWI ....

Sunday
October 3, 2010 

WWI Officially Ends ....


92 years (after the end of the fighting )  it is the official end to the first World War!!    Today, Germany will make it's final war reparation payment that it signed in the Treat of Versailles on June 28, 1919. 

Germany will finally pay off the last of its debts from World War One this Sunday, on the 20th anniversary of German reunification. 

Germany's federal office for central services and unresolved property issues (BADV) said on Tuesday a bond issued to pay remaining debts stemming from the conflict would mature on Oct. 3, two decades after West and East Germany united.

The final 70 million euro ($94 million) installment will close a 92-year chapter that saw Germany plunge into totalitarian dictatorship and trigger a second world war that ended with its division during four decades of Cold War.

"On Sunday the last bill is due and the First World War finally, financially at least, terminates for Germany," the country's biggest-selling newspaper, Bild, said on Tuesday.

The Treaty of Versailles, a peace settlement signed by Germany and the Allies in 1919, made Germany solely responsible for World War One, requiring it to pay reparations for the damage done to the Allied countries and peoples between 1914 and 1918.  http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/39415550/ns/world_news-europe/




In Flanders fields the poppies blow
      Between the crosses, row on row,
   That mark our place; and in the sky
   The larks, still bravely singing, fly
Scarce heard amid the guns below.

We are the Dead. Short days ago
We lived, felt dawn, saw sunset glow,
   Loved and were loved, and now we lie,
         In Flanders fields.

Take up our quarrel with the foe:
To you from failing hands we throw
   The torch; be yours to hold it high.
   If ye break faith with us who die
We shall not sleep, though poppies grow
         In Flanders fields.

- Colonel John McCrae -

Canadian physician and Lieutenant


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1 comment:

  1. Wow I didn't know that it wasn't officially over. I keep praying that all the wars will end, and we can finally all live in peace.

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