The Telegraph & Argus celebrates its 150th anniversary this year and in honour of the occasion we are printing a story from our archives every day for 150 days.

Today we look at the Bradford Daily Telegraph, Saturday, June 28, 1919:

It was official, the treaty had been signed and Germany was once more at peace with the world, as the world’s Greatest War had finally come to end. Versailles was ablaze with flags as crowds gathered in the streets of the old royal city to witness the day’s proceedings.

Inside the long and spacious Galerie des Glaces, it was an unforgettable scene as a great round table stood on a dais, raised eight inches above the general level of the hall. Occupying the most prominent position in the space set apart for distinguished spectators sat President Poincare, at the other end of the hall were more 350 journalists, representing Allied and neutral countries and Germany.

Although the armistice, signed on 11 November 1918, ended the actual fighting, The Treaty of Versailles was extremely important as it was signed exactly five years after the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand which directly led to the start of World War I.