Broadside, Pastoral Letter "Willkommengruss an unsere tapferen Krieger," From: Archibishop of Cologne, Felix von Hartmann, et. al., [December 1, 1918?].

Broadside, Cologne, First Advent Sunday, 1918, "Willkommengruss an unsere tapferen Krieger. Die deutschen Erzbischöfe entbieten in nachstehenden Hirtenschreiben den heimkehrenden Kriegern herzlichen Willkommengruss." Text signed by Felix Kardinal von Hartmann, Archbishop of Cologne, and 16 other German archbishops or bishops. A pastoral letter addressed to German soldiers returning home. Printed by Germania, Berlin. With decorative border (leaves, German crosses). 1 leaf, printed both sides (30.5 x 22.5 cm.). From the Finding aid prepared by Violet Lutz.

Automated translation. ["Welcome to our brave warriors. The German archbishops entbieten in following pastoral letter the returning warriors warm welcome."]

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Language: German
Published: Druck. d. Germania, Berlin. 1918
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