The Lap of the Gods 1919 - 1921
After four years of fighting, World War I ends. The victorious nations assemble at Versailles to design the peace that they will impose on the defeated - Germany and Austria-Hungary. Russia's Bolshevik revolution has become a murderous civil war. The map of Europe is remade, with the dismantling and collapse of old empires.
World War I
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- Ch 354Impossible PeaceWhat had seemed to be an economic recovery is revealed to have been at best fragile and the world enters a global depression of unprecedented and unmeasurable savagery. Unemployment, hyperinflation and despair are everywhere and dictators arise. Old empires - Britain and France - come under pressure throughout the extended territories that they can barely afford to police.Patton's Finest Hour - The Battle Of The BulgeOn the battle of the Ardennes. British tanks advance; infantry row across a small stream in Holland; machine guns are manned; prisoners are marched to the rear; German citizens greet British troops; German prisoners push a wounded comrade in a cart; civilians are evacuated from Bastogne.