In 1919 the Peace Treaty was signed
One hundred years ago, the Paris Peace Treaty was signed at Versailles, formally ending the First World War. The final agreement was to affect the lives of millions of people, dozens of nations and, arguably trigger countless more conflicts.
Yet during that conference each of the politicians fervently strove for peace. For four years before that, millions of troops had suffered and died in the mud and blood of battle. Millions more returned, their minds broken by trauma.
In the aftermath, those who had lost loved ones often struggled with the injustice of extreme poverty and hardship. Or those who did return had lives blighted by deep-seated trauma and loss. To this day, many descendants of those families still suffer the consequences, bearing the emotional scars passed down through generations.