At home at the Rhine and in America

Allied Rhineland Occupation

Bergmann vineyard 1919
After the war
The family helps to relieve
dire poverty, and gives
strength to one another.
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Spartaciss
Germany in turmoil
Germany is almost civil
war like when the National Assembly is elected.
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Election 1919
Elections 1919
Germany is almost civil
war like when the National Assembly is elected.
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National Assembly in Weimar, President Ebert
National Assembly
The National Assembly in Weimar draws up a free constitution.
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Versailles 1919
Versailles Peace Treaty
The Allies meet in France
and decide upon Germany's
fate.
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Coblenz, Ehrenbreitstein
American Forces Germany
The AFG arrive at Coblenz.
Chiara travels over to join
her husband and contribute.
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Bonn 1919
On the way to Bonn
Chiara and her husband
John will meet their
German relatives at Bonn.
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Kathi and Max
Confidence
People strive to built up a
new life. Kathi and Chiara become close friends.
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Kapp Putsch
Kapp-Lützwitz-Putsch
Right-wing Free Corps and politicians putsch against
the republic government.
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Coblenz, 1920
"The world is still askew"
A shaky German republic, disagreements among the Allies.
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'Army coats'
Coats
The AFG sell what they
don't need. Army cloth
makes great coats.
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Reparations
Reparations
Germany has to pay large-
scale reparations for all the
loss and damage caused.
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Free Corps Poster
November Criminals
Stab-in-the-back legend,
armed paramilitary forces. Erzberger murdered.
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USA 1920
The USA withdraws
The U.S. Senate does not
ratify the Versailles Peace Treaty.
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Farewell
Farewell
Chiara and John go back
to the US. Farewell family reunion.
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Fortress Ehrenbreitstein, Coblenz
Ehrenbreitstein
Major General Allen, Ambassador Houghton.
Final chapter.
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