july memories / 20


20th July, 1906 : A peace treaty was signed today, ending the war between Guatemala on the one side and El Salvador and Honduras on the other. The war began in May, when Guatemala invaded both of her neighbours after a change of government. On July 14 the Guatemalan Army was beaten with the loss of 2,000 killed, wounded or captured. The governments of the United States and Mexico both helped to negotiate peace.

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