Please join the Gallatin History Museum for our Monthly Speaker Series in the Hager Auditorium MOR Wednesday October 10th 6:00pm for Dale Martin's presentation, "False Armisitice : "War's End and Disputed Aftermaths."
The last major combat in the First World War, on the Western Front, ended on the 11th of November, 1918. Regional conflicts and civil wars that began in the context of the Great War continued, however, into the mid-1920s in parts of Europe and Asia. The presentation will begin with a quick overview of the war from 1914 to 1918, and then cover some aspects pertaining to Montana, such as Montana's oft-repeated claim that it contributed more soldiers, proportional to population, than any other state in the nation. The tumultuous years after 1918 will be summarized: the political turmoil in the United States and ongoing warfare in Ireland, Russia, and Turkey. The conclusion will consider the enduring and complex legacy of the Armistice and the symbol of the red poppy.
Dale Martin is a professor of history at Montana State College.
This special event is being held in conjunction with the Gallatin History Museum and MSU Center for Western Lands & People fall 2018 collaboration, “Memories and Legacies of World War I - Commemorating the Armistice". Additional community support provided by MSU Library, the Bozeman Public Library, MSU Department of History and Philosophy, and the Museum of the Rockies.