The First World War did not end on 11 November 1918.
While the conflicts in Western Europe came to an end, fighting in Eastern Europe and the Near East continued until 1923. Dotted with revolutions and civil wars that hindered the peace negotiators, it brought down empires, created new countries and moved borders.
100 years after the armistice and featuring over 250 artefacts from 15 countries, many of which have never been exhibited before or are exceptional items (original treaties, the bugle that sounded the armistice, maps and archive films, etc.), we bring you the exhibition entitled In the East War without End. 1918-1923 invites visitors to rediscover this little-known period and to learn how Europe was put back together after the First World War.
From Finland to the countries of the Levant – in the footsteps of the famous Lawrence of Arabia – travel to the Eastern Marches, explore behind the scenes in the world of archives and be immersed in the creation of the treaties that redefined Europe.
A must-see exhibition to rediscover history and gain a better understanding of today's world.
A Centenary-certified exhibition
High Patronage: The exhibition is under the High Patronage of Mr Emmanuel Macron, President of the French Republic.
Institutional partners: This exhibition is organised with the support of the CIC, a loyal partner of the Musée de l'Armée, and the First World War Centenary Mission, and in partnership with the Diplomatic Archives of the French Ministry of Europe and Foreign Affairs, Gaumont Pathé Archives, the ECPAD, the Service Historique de la Défense and the Musée Albert-Kahn/Département des Hauts-de-Seine.