2nd DIVISION (REGULAR) AEF:
SUMMARY OF INTELLIGENCE

November 17, 1918 to November 18, 1918






CONFIDENTIAL
Not to be taken into front line trenches.

2nd DIVISION (REGULAR) AEF.
Second Section, G. S.
No. 122

SUMMARY OF INTELLIGENCE
November 17, 1918 to November 18, 1918.
Noon to noon.


I. GENERAL IMPRESSION OF THE DAY Normal.

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II. ENEMY FRONT LINE:

Retiring in front of our advance.

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III. ENEMY ORDER OF BATTLE:

No reliable information obtained. All persons entering our lines from the front state that the enemy troops they saw were badly mixed and for that reason they were unable to give the numbers of any regiments seen.

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IV. ENEMY INFANTRY:

No organizations of the enemy encountered during our advance of yesterday.

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V. ENEMY ARTILLERY:

Nothing to report.

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VI. ENEMY MOVEMENTS:

Reliable French civilian reports that German infantry accompanied by pieces of artillery, caliber 77s and 120s, passed through VIRTON yesterday morning. The discipline of the troops lax and animals in poor condition.

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VII. ENEMY WORKS:

Nothing to report.

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VIII. ENEMY AERONAUTICS:

No activity.

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IX. MISCELLANEOUS:

Reports indicate enemy is leaving behind wagons on account of lack of horses and trucks because of shortage of gasoline. Railway cars have also been abandoned because of no engines to pull them. The civilian population seem not to have been molested by the retreating enemy but there are reports that his troops are pillaging the military stores. A specific instance being the army stores at ATHUS.

Von Galwitz had his P.C. in MONTMEDY, last known to have been there 3 weeks ago.

REPATRIATES:

Repatriated French Prisoners of War, total: 5. Repatriated Italian Prisoners of War, total: 8. Repatriated Russian Prisoners of War, total: 7. Repatriated French Civilians, Adult Males: 17.

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X. ACTIVITY OF OUR OWN TROOPS:

This division is marching in two columns on parallel roads. The advanced elements crossed the front line at 5:30 AM yesterday and advanced to the line Les Deauxvilles - Meiry - Montmedy. Halted for the night and this morning at 7:30 AM the march was resumed.


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




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