2nd DIVISION (REGULAR) AEF:
SUMMARY OF INTELLIGENCE

November 21, 1918 to November 22, 1918






CONFIDENTIAL
Not to be taken into front line trenches.

2nd DIVISION (REGULAR) AEF.
Second Section, G. S.
No. 126

SUMMARY OF INTELLIGENCE
November 21, 1918 to November 22, 1918.
10 h. to 10 h.


I. GENERAL IMPRESSION OF THE DAY:

This division continued its march towards the enemy's country and halted for the night on the general line SCHANDEL - BOEVANGE - BOFFERDANGE. March resumed at 7h.30 this morning. The welcome of the inhabitants grows less warm as the Prussian border is approached. In the extreme western portion of Luxembourg the people received our troops with hearty welcome. On the whole, the civilians of Luxembourg show friendship for the Americans and sympathy for the allied cause.

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II. ENEMY ORDER OF BATTLE:

(a) 1 German Prisoner of War (Alsatian), prisoner of the 9th Co. 159th Regt. 14th Res. Div. entered our lines near KOETSCHETTE at 10h.30 yesterday (Nov. 21st). He stated that the 16th and 53rd Res. Regts., and his own, were marching on parallel roads with 1 battalion as rear-guard for the division. He saw no other enemy units.

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III. ENEMY MOVEMENTS:

(a) The last of the enemy to leave EISCH was at 16h. 20th Nov. The last Germans to pass through MERSCH was at 10h. yesterday (Nov. 21st).

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IV. ENEMY MORALE:

Inhabitants of ARLON and SAEUL report German soldiers very disrespectful of officers. One case being reported of an officer being shot by his men for his refusal to remove his insgnia of rank. A German Prisoner of War (Alsatian) reports, that while the discipline has relaxed, the men still are under control and are submitting themselves to discipline in order to effect their retreat into Germany.

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V. STATE OF THE HORSES, MATERIAL, ETC:

(a) Reports indicate the enemy's animals have sufficient forage and are in good condition.

(b) There are no discarded arms, equipment or other material left behind on the road.

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VI. CONDUCT OF THE ENEMY:

(a) No information as to misconduct towards civilian population has been obtained.

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VII. OBSERVATION OF THE ARMISTICE:

Nothing to report.

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VIII. POPULATION OF THE NEWLY OCCUPIED TERRITORY:

(a) A report from MERSCH states that the last German to pass through the town was jeered and hooted at by the people who had assembled at the western edge of the town to welcome our troops. Prominent people of BROUCH state that the sympathy of the people in this vicinity is strongly with the Allies.


R.S. KEYSER
Major, Marines
A. C. of S., G-2




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