The Armistice in 1918 studied in every angle… This is what offers the Musée de l’Armée through the exhibition 1918, Armistice(s) from July 24 to September 30, 2018. An exhibition returning on the history of this agreement of ceasefire and the various attempts that failed before. From the relief aroused by the end of the war to the disillusion provoked by the treaties, we look at a part of the history of France studied at school but quite not really analyzed in the facts.
The aim? Showing visitors and other history amateurs how the perception of the after-war, once the general relief of the ending of the fights gone, “varies according to moments, nationalities and belligerents’ statuses whether they are victorious or defeated”.
The exhibition also tries to emphasize the previous armistices that tried to put an end to the war but that failed unfortunately: all in all, no fewer than seven ceasefires have been signed between December 5, 1917 and November 13, 1918 without having the fights stop.
Photographs, paintings, posters, heritage items… As many materials visitors can look at to try to understand the whys and wherefores of this part of history as well as the consequences of this ultimate signing.
From 24 July 2018 to 30 September 2018
Musée de l'Armée
129 rue de Grenelle
75007 Paris 7
Ouvert tous les jours de 10h à 18h. Nocturne les mardis jusqu'à 21h.