Today In Fact, 11 November

The horror of the First World War ended today in 1918. The terms of the peace imposed upon Germany were so onerous that they contributed to the Second World War. A war veteran and fighter pilot in the Second World War, Ian Smith, used this day in 1965 to make a Unilateral Declaration of Independence from the United Kingdom, thereby creating the sovereign state of Rhodesia.

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