Germany 1918 Revolution Wilhelmshaven Sailors Revolt RPPC Celebration of the New Republic
Item #:61387
Scarce, original, period postcard from Wilhelmshaven showing the fireworks celebrating the declaration of the Republic and the end of the war (for the sailor's, at least) during the Sailor's Revolt. After the Kaiser abdicated at the end of WWI, the Communists (Usually called Spartakisten or Spartacists, but really meaning any left-leaning group) seized power in a number of cities (so-called Spartakus Putsch), only to be deposed by right-wing counter-revolutions and/or the newly forming national government, with the help of volunteer 'Freikorps', or Free Corps fighters, many of whom went on to form the core of the right wing National Socialists who subsequently infiltrated and consumed the Weimar government.

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