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Gallatin History Museum Lecture - False Armistices: War's End and Disputed Aftermaths

Join MOR and the Gallatin History Museum for monthly lectures focused on the dynamic and lively history of the Gallatin Valley with MSU History Faculty, Dale Martin. 

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. 

Montana historian and member of the MSU History Faculty, Dale Martin has taught a course on the Great War for over a decade.

This special event is being held in conjunction with the Gallatin History Museum and MSU Center for Western Lands & Peoples 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, Bozeman High School, and the Museum of the Rockies.