A photograph of German delegates listening to the terms of the treaty at the Trianon Palace Hotel, 1919.
This photograph was featured in a newspaper owned by the Oklahoma Publishing Company. The caption reads, "German delegates at Versailles listening to Clemenceau's speech in the Trianon Palace Hotel, at which the Peace Treaty was handed them, to be followed by the formal close of the World war." The Germans tried to have changes made to the treaty, but their efforts were in vain. The allies threatened the continuation of hostilities and a starvation blockade unless the Germans signed.