Congress containing Fourteen Points as the basis of its establishment. March 3, - At Brest-Litovsk, Soviet Russia signs a treaty with Germany formally ending its participation in the war.
Coat of arms of Germany — The coat of arms of Germany displays a black eagle with red feet, beak and tongue on a golden field, blazoned, Or, an eagle displayed sable beaked langued and membered gules.
This is the Bundesadler or Federal Eagle, formerly the Reichsadler or Imperial Eagle and it is a re-introduction of the coat of arms of the Weimar Republic adopted by the Federal Republic of Germany in The current official design is due to Tobias Schwab and was introduced inthe single-headed Prussian Eagle was used as an escutcheon to represent the Prussian Kings as dynasts of the German Empire.
The Weimar Republic introduced a version in which the escutcheon and other symbols were removed.
By the 13th century the coat of arms was generally recognised as, Or. During the medieval period the imperial eagle was usually single-headed, a double-headed eagle is attributed as the arms of Frederick II in the Chronica Majora.
In the double-headed eagle was adopted by Sigismund, Holy Roman Emperor, thereafter the double-headed eagle was used as the arms of the German emperor, and hence as the symbol of the Holy Roman Empire of the German Nation.
From the 12th century the Emperors also used a coat of arms separate from the imperial arms. From the reign of Albert II, the Emperors bore the old Imperial arms with an inescutcheon of pretence of his family arms. Coats of arms of the Holy Roman Empire Ina German Confederation of 39 loosely united German states was founded on the territory of the former Holy Roman Empire, untilthe confederation did not have a coat of arms of its own.
The Federal Diet meeting at Frankfurt am Main used a seal which carried the emblem of the Austrian Empire and it showed a black, double-headed eagle, which Austria had adopted just before the dissolution of the Holy Roman Empire of the German Nation. During the revolution, a new Reich coat of arms was adopted by the National Assembly that convened in St.
Pauls Church in Frankfurt. The black double-headed eagle was retained, but without the four symbols of the emperor, the sword, the orb, the sceptre. The eagle rested on a shield, above was a five-pointed golden star. On both sides the shield was flanked by three flags with the colours black-red-gold, the emblem, however, never gained general acceptance.
Inthe North German Confederation was established without Austria, a new coat of arms was adopted, which consisted of a shield with the colours black-white-red, flanked by two wild men holding cudgels and standing on a pedestal. The Reichsadler had already introduced at the Proclamation of Versailles.
The design of the eagle was altered at least twice during the German Empire and it shows the imperial eagle, a comparatively realistic black eagle, with the crown of the Holy Roman Empire 2. Koblenz — Koblenz, also spelled Coblenz or Coblence, is a German city situated on both banks of the Rhine at its confluence with the Moselle, where the Deutsches Eck and its monument are situated.
As Koblenz was one of the military posts established by Drusus about 8 BC, the name Koblenz originates from Latin confluentes, confluence or merging of rivers. Subsequently, it was Covelenz and Cobelenz, in the local dialect the name is Kowelenz. After Mainz and Ludwigshafen am Rhein, it is the third largest city in Rhineland-Palatinate, around BC, early fortifications were erected on the Festung Ehrenbreitstein hill on the opposite side of the Moselle.
Remains of a bridge built in 49 AD by the Romans are still visible.
The Romans built two castles as protection for the bridge, one in 9 AD and another in the 2nd century, north of Koblenz was a temple of Mercury and Rosmerta, which remained in use up to the 5th century.
With the fall of the Western Roman Empire, the city was conquered by the Franks, after the division of Charlemagnes empire, it was included in the lands of his son Louis the Pious.
In andKoblenz was the scene of ecclesiastical synods, at the first synod, held in the Liebfrauenkirche, the reconciliation of Louis the German with his half-brother Charles the Bald took place. The city was sacked and destroyed by the Norsemen ininit became part of the eastern German Kingdom, later the Holy Roman Empire.
Inthe city was given by the emperor Henry II to the archbishop-elector of Trier after receiving a charter and it remained in the possession of his successors until the end of the 18th century, having been their main residence since the 17th century.As the record of these memories approaches the outbreak of the war it seems opportune to review the evolution of our relations with the German Empire in the light of the appreciations formed during my diplomatic career from personal observation and acquaintance with .
The Spring Offensive, or Kaiserschlacht ("Kaiser's Battle"), also known as the Ludendorff Offensive, was a series of German attacks along the Western Front during the First World War, beginning on 21 March , which marked the deepest advances by either side since Volume 2 of The Cambridge History of the First World War offers a history of the war from a predominantly political angle and concerns itself with the story of the state.
It explores the multifaceted history of state power and highlights the ways in which different political systems responded to. During the Yemeni Revolution, a battle in Taiz between supporters and opponents of Ali Abdullah Saleh led to a rebel victory, as part of the Yemeni Civil War, the city endured a military confrontation between Houthis and the forces loyal to Abd Rabbuh Mansur Hadi.
Ludendorff was born on 9 April in Kruszewnia near Posen, Province of Posen, Kingdom of Prussia (now Poznań County, Poland), the third of six children of August Wilhelm Ludendorff (–).His father was descended from Pomeranian merchants who had achieved the status of Junker, the Prussian epiphet of lower nobility, and he held a commission in the reserve cavalry.
The Battle of the Selle (17–25 October ) was a battle between Allied forces and the German Army, fought during the Hundred Days Offensive of World War I. Prelude After the Battle of Cambrai, the allies advanced almost 2 miles ( km) and liberated the French towns of Naves and Thun-Saint-Martin.