Hanging the Kaiser: Anglo‐Dutch relations and the fate of Wilhelm II, 1918–20

  title={Hanging the Kaiser: Anglo‐Dutch relations and the fate of Wilhelm II, 1918–20},
  author={Nigel John Ashton and D. A. Hellema},
  journal={Diplomacy \& Statecraft},
  pages={53 - 78}
The flight of the German Kaiser to the Netherlands at the end of the First World War led to a crisis in Anglo‐Dutch relations. Prime Minister David Lloyd George made the trial of the Kaiser a key issue in the British general election campaign of December 1918. Article 227 of the Treaty of Versailles called for the Kaiser's surrender by the Netherlands government for trial before an international tribunal, a request the Dutch repeatedly refused during the period January to March 1920. Using both… 
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