2nd DIVISION (REGULAR) AEF:
SUMMARY OF INTELLIGENCE

November 23, 1918 to November 24, 1918






CONFIDENTIAL
Not to be taken into front line trenches.

2nd DIVISION (REGULAR) AEF.
Second Section, G. S.
No. 128

SUMMARY OF INTELLIGENCE
November 23, 1918 to November 24, 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 and is holding the general line REISDORF - BEAUFORT - BERDORF on the Rhenish-Prussian-Luxembourg frontier with the enemy occupying the opposite bank of the SAUER River. The inhabitants of Luxembourg continue to show in numerous ways, their friendship towards us.

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II. ENEMY ORDER OF BATTLE:

2 German Prisoners of War (Alsatians), 2nd Batter;y and Headquarters Detachment, 67th Regt. Field Artillery, attached to the 51st Division, entered our line near ETTELBRUCK the morning of November 23rd. Between Nov. 12th and Nov. 21st enemy troops passed through LAROCHETTE, Grand Duchy of Luxembourg, on their way towards TREVES and COBLENZ, BITBURG and COLOGNE, GERMANY. The column was made up of Bavarian, Prussian, Wurtemberg and Baden Units, many of which were intermingled one with the other; but the following were recognized: (long list of German units).

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III. ENEMY MOVEMENTS:

The last of the enemy to pass through LAROCHETTE was at 18h. Nov. 21st. Between Nov. 12th and Nov. 21st, columns of troops passed through LAROCHETTE going towards TREVES-COBLENZ and BITBOURG-COLOGNE.

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IV. ENEMY MORALE:

The morale of the above troops is reported on the whole to be good and their horses and equipment in fair condition.

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V. STATE OF THE HORSES, MATERIAL, ETC:

See statement under paragraph IV.

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VI. CONDUCT OF THE ENEMY:

Enemy's march discipline appears to be good. There are no complaints from the inhabitants regarding misconduct of the enemy.

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VII. OBSERVATION OF THE ARMISTICE:

No violation of the Armistice has been discovered.

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VIII. POPULATION OF THE NEWLY OCCUPIED TERRITORY:

The villages and towns of our present area are all decorated with American, French and Luxembourg flags in welcome of our arrival. The people continue to show their real friendship for the American Army by many acts of individual kindness and offers of hospitality.

The territory through which we have marched is in good sanitary condition, roads excellent and the health of the people good. There is constant complaint from the people of the scarcity of food but it is believed they have all the necessities.


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




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