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pudsey63

I found a typed message in an old album and need some help filling in the gaps. Anyone? 

 

SUMMARY OF WAR NEWS   11/11/18

 

Intercept of message from Imperial ????cellar via German GHQ to AMSTERDAM (?) authorises signature of armistice that conditions certain points affecting food supply to save part of GERMANY not to be occupied from starvation AAA 

London reports arrival of Emperor and Crown Prince HOLLAND AAA

Dutch Government considering action AAA German Wireless AAA

Revolution spreading everywhere but little opposition or bloodshed AAA

Negotiations proceeding majority Socialists and independent Socialists for formation of new government including LIEB???  and HASSE AAA

Republic declared at STUTTGART. 

 

Captain, Brigade Major, ? Infantry Brigade

(64 TMB in pencil at top)

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SiegeGunner
1 hour ago, pudsey63 said:

SUMMARY OF WAR NEWS   11/11/18

 

Intercept of message from Imperial Chancellor via German GHQ to AMSTERDAM (?) authorises signature of armistice that conditions certain points affecting food supply to save part of GERMANY not to be occupied from starvation AAA 

London reports arrival of Emperor and Crown Prince HOLLAND AAA

Dutch Government considering action AAA German Wireless AAA

Revolution spreading everywhere but little opposition or bloodshed AAA

Negotiations proceeding majority Socialists and independent Socialists for formation of new government including LIEBKNECHT LIEB???  and HAASE HASSE AAA

Republic declared at STUTTGART. 

 

Captain, Brigade Major, 56th? Infantry Brigade

(64 TMB in pencil at top)

 

The name in capitals in the first line is not Amsterdam.  It seems to end in -ER and is about the right length to be ERZBERGER.  Matthias Erzberger headed the German delegation to the Armistice negotiations.

Edited by SiegeGunner

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SiegeGunner

The document definitely says 'Imperial Chancellor' (by then Friedrich Ebert) and I'm now pretty sure, having played with the image a bit, that the name on the top line is ERZBERGER.  

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pudsey63

Now it starts to make sense. Thank you Siege Gunner. So is this a message sent out to all units on the 11th November?

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SiegeGunner

My second post was in answer to a post by IPT, which he now appears to have deleted/hidden.

 

There were standard messages that were cascaded to all units, but I suspect this one was specific to the Brigade served by this particular Brigade Major.  

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Ron Clifton

Interesting to see the name Liebknecht appearing. Presumably Karl, but the prospect of him ever serving in a government under Ebert seems particularly remote.

 

Ron

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