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Peace Regatta

ROYAL HENLEY

When WWI ended on 11 November 1918, one of the many problems facing the peacemakers was the huge number of foreign soldiers stranded in Europe. The Australians alone had 200,000 war weary, home-hungry soldiers to deal with. It had taken no less than four years of continuous shipping to get them there. The circumstances surrounding their return were easier, but it would still take two years till they all went back.

In the meanwhile, the governments involved needed to help millions of men steeped in the trauma and bloodshed of war to adapt to a peace time existence. The British government was particularly aware that its soldiers needed to be provided for properly upon their return to avoid a revolution.

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