Broadside, "Bekanntmachung - Sludinajums," a Bilingual Notice to Soldiers and Sailors on the Establishment of Peace and Order, 1915-1918.

Broadside, Libau (=Liepaja, Latvia), circa 1915-1918, "Bekanntmachung." Text signed by soldiers' councils of the army and navy (Soldatenrat der Armee; Soldatenrat der Marine). Announces intention to establish peace and order, and publicizes rules being instituted. Format: two columns, in German and Latvian. No imprint. On pinkish-cream paper. 1 leaf (27.5 x 35.5 cm.). From the Finding aid prepared by Violet Lutz.

Automated translation. ["Notice." . . .  (Soldiers Council of the Army; soldiers Council of the Navy)"]

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Language: German
Published: 1915
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