Lt D.W. Gay's War Effort - Death of Field Marshal Smuts

Lt D.W. Gay's War Effort - Death of Field Marshal Smuts
This page from Lt D.W. Gay's 'War Effort' reports the death of Field Marshal Smuts, who went from an enemy of Britain during the Boer War to a member of the British War Cabinet late in the First World War, a respected friend and ally of Churchill and a Field Marshal in the British Army during the Second World War! He was also the only person to sign the peace treaties that ended both World Wars. Smuts wasn't happy with the Treaty of Versailles, and some sources claim that he refused to sign, but his signature can still be seen on the treaty. Almost thirty years later he was one of the signatories of the Paris Peace Treaty of 1947.

Many thanks to Martin Hampton, the son in law of Lt. Gay, for sending us this material. These pages come from Gay's own private notebook which began with similar infomation to his flight log, but became more detailed, and also included a number of interesting items that had been pasted in.

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How to cite this article: Rickard, J (20 January 2020), Lt D.W. Gay's War Effort - Death of Field Marshal Smuts , http://www.historyofwar.org/Pictures/pictures_war_effort_118.html

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