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Postcard by Willi Scheuermann of the British coming to the continent, spreading rumors, and then being kicked back to England. After their defeats in the Battles of Mons and Le Cateau on August 23 and 26, 1914, the German First Army lost contact with the %+%Organization%m%20%n%British Expeditionary Force%-% and assumed they had withdrawn to the channel coast if not to England.
Text:
Er kam---
Er sah---
Er log---
Er flog.
[Signed] WS
Russen vor Berlin
Franzosen in München
Helgoland in die Luft geflogen
He came
He saw
He lied
He flew
[the lies:]
Russians at Berlin
French in Munich
Helgoland blown up
Reverse:
Logo: W S S B 577

Postcard by Willi Scheuermann of the British coming to the continent, spreading rumors, and then being kicked back to England. After their defeats in the Battles of Mons and Le Cateau on August 23 and 26, 1914, the German First Army lost contact with the British Expeditionary Force and assumed they had withdrawn to the channel coast if not to England.

Image text

Er kam---

Er sah---

Er log---

Er flog.

[Signed] WS

Russen vor Berlin

Franzosen in München

Helgoland in die Luft geflogen

He came

He saw

He lied

He flew

[the lies:]

Russians at Berlin

French in Munich

Helgoland blown up



Reverse:

Logo: W S S B 577

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Events for 1914-01-01 to 1914-12-31

Start Date End Date Event
1914-08-02 1914-11-11 Turkey Enters the War
1914-08-03 1914-08-03 Germany invades Luxemburg
1914-08-03 1914-08-04 German forces enter neutral Belgium
1914-08-04 1914-11-24 Germany Conquers Belgium
1914-08-07 1914-08-23 Battle of the Frontiers
1914-08-11 1914-12-09 Austria-Hungary Invasion of Serbia, 1914
1914-08-20 1914-08-20 Battle of Gumbinnen
1914-08-20 1914-09-26 Galician Battles of 1914
1914-08-23 1914-09-05 Allied Retreat of 1914
1914-08-23 1914-08-25 Battle of Krasnik

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