Paris 1919

Paris 1919

Inside the Peace Talks That Changed the World

DVD - 2009
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"How can you make peace when what you really want is revenge? In the wake of 37 million casualties at the end of World War I, President Woodrow Wilson took his dream of a League of Nations to Paris to seek "peace everlasting," joining over 30 international delegations who descended upon the city fo the most ambitious peace talks in history. Helmed by the Big Four (the United States, France, Great Britain and Italy), the Paris Peace Conference ultimately and ironically sowed the seeds of resentment that led to World War II"--Container.
Publisher: Richmond Hill, ON : Distributed by BFS Entertainment & Multimedia, c2009
Branch Call Number: 940.3141 PAR 2009 22
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (ca. 94 min.) : sd., col. with b&w sequences ; 4 3/4 in

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empbee
Aug 15, 2017

A good summary of how bad it was.

EuSei May 09, 2016

The "Description" states that this childish endeavor "ironically sowed the seeds of resentment that led to World War II" But as my favorite character in History (George Patton) once said "Perpetual peace is a futile dream." And so, futile was this ridiculous endeavor. War can only be avoided by (quickly) striking first. No league of nations will be able to stop a fanatic lunatic if he is not destroyed. History has proven this truth over and over again, yet, we just sit by while watching them flourish. When are Men going to learn with History?! Peace in our time anyone? (PS: Lukeinvancouver, I suggest you watch the program and write your own review.) NOTICE: Attempts to censor (“Report this”) my comments will be fiercely fought under the aegis of American Libraries’ beloved principles: Freedom of Speech, Freedom to Read, Intellectual Freedom.

real_thing May 09, 2016

the treaty after W.W1

ecrl Feb 25, 2016

If History is based upon interpretation, it is not History, but opinion.

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akirakato
Sep 28, 2014

Director Paul Cowan expertly blends re-enactments with archival footage to transport you to one of the most important peace conferences of the 20th Century.
Inspired by the bestseller "Peacemakers" & "Paris 1919" by Margaret MacMillan, this docudrama chronicles the historical event in Paris at the year of 1919.
The film takes you inside the most ambitious peace talks in history, revisiting the event with a vivid sense of narrative.
It is a remarkable and thought-provoking feat of filmmaking.

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Lukeinvancouver
Aug 02, 2014

Eusei history has proven nothing! Moreover, history is not a science it depends on interpretation Just look at the spectrum of interpretations of WWI from Tuchman's Guns of August to Hochschild's The War to End All Wars to name just 2

Lumpy694 Jun 30, 2014

Great documentary. Can't wait to listen to and read the book, both of which are available from CPL.

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ReidCooper
Jan 02, 2013

An excellent complement to the book which inspired it. The combination of archival footage and dramatic recreations was very well done, and the quality of work remarkable, especially given the budget. If you've read "Paris 1919," then watching this is well worth your time.

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buzzelljoshuajd
Aug 26, 2012

Eusei are you speaking of Gen. George S. Patton? If so He is one of my three or four favourites too!

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fletchmo
Apr 04, 2011

a mixture of real footage, audio and dramatizations.

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