The Kiel Mutiny in Germany 1918

[ 1918 ]

Germany began to discuss a possible armistice with the Allies near the end of World War I. At the time the German navy was in a mutinous state. When the German High Seas Fleet was ordered to sail to the North Sea for a major battle against the British, the German sailors in Kiel refused to go and took up arms, setting off by their mutiny (October 29-November 3, 1918) an open revolution throughout Germany; only the U-boat (submarine) crews remained loyal to the emperor. Major revolts occurred in Hamburg, Bremen, and Lubeck (November 4-5) and spread to Muich (November 7-8); Bavaria declared itself a democratic and socialist republic. The emperor was forced to abdicate, and on November 11, 1918, the war ended.

Weapon Name Weapon Class Weapon Class Type
Mauser Gewehr 98 Manportable Rifles
Mauser 1918 T-Gewehr Manportable Rifles

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