2nd DIVISION (REGULAR) AEF:
SUMMARY OF INTELLIGENCE

November 24, 1918 to November 25, 1918






CONFIDENTIAL
Not to be taken into front line trenches.

2nd DIVISION (REGULAR) AEF.
Second Section, G. S.
No. 129

SUMMARY OF INTELLIGENCE
November 24, 1918 to November 25, 1918.
10 h. to 10 h.


I. GENERAL IMPRESSION OF THE DAY

The division remained halted on the general line REISDORF - BEAUFORT - BERDORF. The enemy forces are occupying the eastern bank of the SAUER River. No acts of hostilities committed. The inhabitants of the occupied territory continue to show a friendly attitude towards our troops.

II. ENEMY ORDER OF BATTLE:

166th Regt., 31st Div.
By information gathered in MEDERNACH and BEAUFORT, the fact is established, that of the troops reported in Summary of yesterday as passing through LAROCHETTE, the Infantry took the hilly route MEDERNACH-BEAUFORT and the artillery and trains passed over MEDERNACH-WALLENDORF Road. In addition to the Infantry mentioned yesterday, there was identified in BEAUFORT the 166th Regt. of the 31st Division.

III. ENEMY MOVEMENTS;

The last of the enemy to pass through MEDERNACH was at 22h. November 22nd.

IV. ENEMY MORALE

Reports continue to indicate that the enemy's morale is, on the whole, good. Civilians in MEDERNACH report that on Nov. 21st passing troops threw their paymaster in the river in an attempt to drown him. In ERMSDORF the troops removed the shoulder straps of the Major commanding and compelled him to leave the town. About the same date one officer was reported shot in BATTEMBOURG. Rumors were current among these troops that 4,000 Revolutionists had been shot in Germany.

V. STATE OF THE HORSES, MATERIAL, ETC:

Troops passing MEDERNACH Nov. 21st were drawing wagons by hand. Other reports indicate horses and material in good condition.

VI. CONDUCT OF THE ENEMY:

Reports on the whole indicate enemy's conduct towards people of Luxembourg to have been good. The Burgemaster of MEDERNACH reports the Germans stole feed for their horses to the value of 2,000 marks.

VII. OBSERVATION OF THE ARMISTICE:

No violation of the armistice has been discovered.

VIII. POPULATION OF THE NEWLY OCCUPIED TERRITORY:

The relationship between our troops and the people of the occupied territory continue friendly. Reports from front line units mention some minor difficulties over billets, and on the part of the people of a few villages, a tendency to treat our troops with indifference. there is nothing in their attitude however, to indicate antagonism.

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




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