Friday, 12 May 2017

The maritime conditions for Germany as a result of the armistice according to the Dutch newspaper Rotterdamsch nieuwsblad dated 22 February 1919

An item referred to the Times reporting that the maritime conditions of the new armistice probably would demand from Germany to hand over 8 battleships and immediately 8 cruisers, 40 destroyers and 50 torpedo boats. All submarines were to be destroyed within 14 days just like the submarine docks. The auxiliary cruisers were to be disarmed and were added to the list of seized merchant ships for war reparation. German labourers supervised by the allies were to break up the fortress on Heligoland. The Peace Conference would decide what to do with this island.