Arthur Douglas Crease Letters, Diaries and Scrapbooks
Letters from Arthur Douglas Crease of Victoria to his brother Lindley Crease and his mother Sarah Crease; instructions for the offensive of July 26, 1917; a regimental notebook, diaries and scrapbook. Learn more.
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Archives of British Columbia CREASE COLLECTION v.15/7
Memo of Army Group B. Foreign Press Service No peace with a German Socialist Republic — Say Our Enemies
Basel, Nov. 19, 1918. According to a London newspaper Lloyd George and Balfour in recent days have left absolutely no doubt in conversations with members of the lower house that the Allies do not recognize an imposed Socialist Republic and they would not be able to conclude a peace with such a regime in which only the control lay with a single party.
The Allies demand also for Germany the equal rights of all parties and a treaty which would hinder for all time the terrorism of a single class.
Warned by Russia the Allies would not, before the establishment of absolute freedom in Germany, think of peace and demobilization.
Wilson demands immediately elections for the German National Assembly.
Rotterdam, Nov. 19, 1918.
Wilson hopes the elections for a German national assembly will be set up as soon as possible, since the supplies of foodstuffs depend upon the internal policies of Germany.
Dorpgen Brothers printers, Euskirchen[?]
[Translated and transcribed 8 November 1973.]
BC Archives, MS-0055 CREASE FAMILY Box 15 Miscellaneous records, Arthur Douglas Crease, 1915-1918. File 7