Canada, a signatory of the Treaty of Versailles

In this treaty, drawn up during the Paris Peace Conference and signed on this day in the Hall of Mirrors of the Château de Versailles, the young Weimar Republic admitted its responsibility in the First World War and accepted the consequences. On page 215 of the Treaty, delegates Charles Doherty and Arthur Sifton signed for Canada, beside the signatures of Billy Hughes and Sir Joseph Cook for Australia, Generals Botha and Smuts for South Africa, and William Massey for New Zealand. Their roles signaled the emancipation of the Dominions from the British Empire. Only Newfoundland among the Dominions was not a signatory. The League of Nations (today’s United Nations), was also created in the Treaty.