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Carlos Ghosn, former chairman of Nissan Motor. Photographer: Keith Bedford/Bloomberg

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Brian John Spencer self-portrait, in the style of Sir John Lavery

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The great hall at Versailles was the site of the signing of the Treaty of Versailles which imposed swingeing terms on Germany and blamed it and Austria-Hungary for starting the first World War.

In mid-January 1919, amid revolutionary chaos in much of east-central Europe and a fierce civil war in Russia, the Paris Peace Conference convened to (...)

1919: Germans take war machines apart outside Berlin. Under the terms of the Treaty of Versailles Germany was required to disarm. This tank is in fact a British tank, captured and put into service by the Germans. Photograph:  Hulton Archive/Getty Images

“German economic life is to be annihilated . . . It amounts to the denial of the people’s right to existence.” (German foreign minister Count Brockdor(...)

January 18th: The Paris Peace Conference opens. The tone is set early. French president Raymond Poincare declares: “You are assembled to repair the ev(...)

Carlos Ghosn, former chairman  of the Renault-Nissan Alliance in  2017. File photograph: Reuters/Philippe Wojazer

In October 2016, Carlos Ghosn rented out the Grand Trianon in Versailles for his lavish second wedding. Hired actors in towering wigs and 18th century(...)

‘Yellow vest’ protesters  walk past the Louvre  in Paris, France, on Saturday. Photograph: AP Photo/Kamil Zihnioglu

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Camp Barentz. Photograph: Hurtigruten Svalbard

I’m just back from a place that doesn’t appear on most globes, as it’s obliterated by the bolt connecting the turning mechanism to the stand. It’s at(...)

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