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Catalog Number 2012.12.51
Object Name Poster
Accession number 2012.12
Other number FR-Pw-4
Description Country of Origin: France
Title: Order to the Civil Population
Artist: Anonymous
Date: 1919
Issuing Agency: Communications et des Ravitaillements aux Armees

Inscription: Text is in 3 languages: French, English, German

The Commander-in-Chief the Allied Armies / Order to the Civil Population / The Allies entering into German Territory will respect persons and property, and will enable the German population to carry on their ordinary business, provided that the safety, movements, billets and supplies of the Allied Armies are fully guaranteed. / All the personnel of the Public Administrations must remain at their post, and continue to carry out their duties under the control of the Allied Armies. / Any infraction of these orders will be punished in accordance with Military Regulations. / All persons guilty of any hostility against the Allied Armies - whether in firing against Allied troops, or in destroying railways, roads and waterways, or in cutting, or damaging telegraphs or telephones, or in communicating with the enemy, - are amenable to Military Law. / Any house, from which civilians have fired on Allied troops, will be burnt. In all Communes, all arms must be handed over the Area Commandant, one hour after the proclamation of this Order.
Date 1919 - 1921
Year Range from 1919
Year Range to 1921
Subjects World War I
Search Terms Army of Occupation