DIVISION INFORMATION BULLETIN
2ND DIVISION Nov. 28, 1918.
Conversation with a German Chauffeur
Who Drove an Officer into Our Lines
The 3rd German Army headquarters is at present in COBLENZ. The reason that
the German troops are massed on the border, is in his opinion, due to the fact that they
have had a very short time to pull out of the invaded territory, and as a consequence of
which, the roads across the border are congested. The congestion is also due to the
fact that the roads are in poor condition on account of the inclement weather and
numerous trucks are stuck on the roads.
The discipline among the troops is far below the German standard, and it is only in
very few instances that the officers are able to keep them under control. Numerous
soldiers are running away each day to their homes, wearing red badges. The
Alsace-Lorrainers and Rhinelanders residing on this side of the Rhine are being
discharged from the Army and allowed to go home. While the soldiers all realize that
they have been defeated in the field, they claim a greater victory in as much as the old
government has been overthrown.