2nd DIVISION (REGULAR) AEF:
SUMMARY OF INTELLIGENCE

November 18 to November 19, 1918






CONFIDENTIAL
Not to be taken into front line trenches.

2nd DIVISION (REGULAR) AEF.
Second Section, G. S.
No. 123

SUMMARY OF INTELLIGENCE
November 18, 1918 to November 19, 1918.
10 h. to 10 h.


I. GENERAL IMPRESSION OF THE DAY:

This division advanced without unusual incident to the line JAINOIGEUS - ST. MARIE - ETHE - SIGNEULX and met with joyous demonstrations from the inhabitants.

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II. ENEMY ORDER OF BATTLE:

......Definite information concerning the enemy's units retiring on our front can not be obtained. About one regiment composed of Westphalian and Prussians billeted in VIRTON the night of 15th-16th November and marched on the morning of the 16th in the direction of ARTON. Their discipline was very bad owing to the few officers with them and their lack of organization. Many either destroyed or otherwise disposed of their equipment.

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III. ENEMY MOVEMENTS:

An American repatriated Prisoner stated that on the 17th the last of the enemy to leave ARLON was some artillery units. He saw no infantry.

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IV. MORALE OF ENEMY TROOPS:

From all reports the conclusion is reached that the enemy is retreating in a disorganized condition, the men refuse to salute their officers, and in some cases, officers are assaulted by their own men. Inhabitants report that some officers removed their insignia of rank immediately after the retirement began.

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V. PHYSICAL CONDITION OF THE ENEMY TROOPS:

Nothing to report.

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VI. CONDUCT OF ENEMY TROOPS:

There is no evidence of misconduct by the enemy's troops towards the civilian population.

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VII. OBSERVATION OF THE ARMISTICE:

There is no evidence that the enemy is violating any clauses of the armistice.

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VIII. MISCELLANEOUS ENEMY DATA:

East of Belle FONTAINE there is an ammunition dump containing about 1000 eight inch shells.


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




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