Broadside, Text "Die Kaiserrede in Essen" at Krupp Works By William II, German Kaiser and King of Prussia, September 11, 1918.

Broadside, [1918], "Die Kaiserrede in Essen vom 11. September 1918." Text of speech by German Emperor Wilhelm II addressed to an audience (implicitly, the workers) at the Krupp works in Essen ("Meine lieben Freunde von den kruppschen Werken!"). Printed by Voigt & Gleiber, Frankfurt am Main. 1 leaf, printed both sides (27.3 x 21.3 cm.).  From the Finding aid prepared by Violet Lutz.
"What I want to do today is to express my imperial thanks to the directors of the Krupps, the foremen, the workmen and workwomen for the absolutely astounding manner in which the Krupp works have been placed at the disposal of the German army and its supreme war lord." Confirmed speech and date from newspaper article, "Kaiser Entreats Germans to Hold out to the Last ; Emperor Tells Krupp Workers Powers Of . . ." The Idaho Daily Statesman (Boise, Idaho) Is. 43; 13 Sept.1918, p 1. Web. 3 Dec. 2015. < >.

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Main Author: William II, German Emperor, 1859-1941.
Language: German
Published: Frankfurt a.M. : Voigt & Gleiber. 1918
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