Germany Post-WWI Revolution Spartakus Wilhelmshaven Soldiers Freikorps RPPC
Item #:61350
Franking :Unused
Price :US$159
Scarce, original, period postcard from Wilhelmshaven showing the results of 'professional soldiers' deployed against the holed-up sailor-revolutionaries. After the Kaiser abdicated at the end of WWI, the Communists (Usually called Spartakisten or Spartacists, but really meaning any left-leaning group) seized power in a number of cities (so-called Spartakus Putsch), only to be deposed by right-wing counter-revolutions and/or the newly forming national government, with the help of volunteer 'Freikorps', or Free Corps fighters, many of whom went on to form the core of the right wing National Socialists who subsequently infiltrated and consumed the Weimar government.
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