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World War I History

1918 - German commander Erich Ludendorff and Paul von Hindenburg told naval chief Admiral Reinhardt Scheer that Germany's only hope to win the war was through submarine warfare.

1919 - Friedrich Ebert, provisional president of the German government, signed the Weimar Constitution into law. The act officially created the first parliamentary democracy in Germany.

World War I Quote

"We stand at the turning point of the war: what I expected first for the autumn, the necessity to go over to the defensive, is already on us, and in addition all the gains which we made in the spring--such as they were--have been lost again."
- Crown Prince Rupprecht, July 20, 1918

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