"False Armistices: War's End and Disputed Aftermaths"
- Wednesday, November 7, 2018 at 6:00pm
- Museum of the Rockies, Hager Auditorium - view map
The last major combat in the First World War--on the famous Western Front--ended on November 11, 1918. In parts of Europe and Asia regional conflicts and civil wars that began in the context of the Great War continued into the mid-1920s. Dale Martin, member of the MSU History faculty, will begin this presentation with a quick overview of the war from 1914 to 1918, and then cover some aspects pertaining to Montana, such as the oft-repeated claim that Montana contributed more soldiers, proportional to population, than any other state in the nation. Summarizing the tumultuous years after 1918 that entailed political turmoil in the United States and ongoing warfare in Ireland, Russia, and Turkey, Martin will conclude with a consideration of the enduring and complex legacy of the Armistice and the symbol of the commemorative red poppy.
Montana historian and member of the MSU History Faculty, Dale Martin has taught a course on the Great War for over a decade.
This lecture is part of “Memories and Legacies of World War I: Commemorating the Armistice," co-sponsored by the MSU Center for Western Lands & Peoples and the Gallatin History Museum. Additional community support provided by the MSU Library, the Bozeman Public Library, MSU Department of History and Philosophy, Bozeman High School, and the Museum of the Rockies.