Update 2018 08 19: Expanded the introduction
The abdication of Kaiser Wilhelm II, German Emperor and King of Prussia, announced November 9, 1918, marked the end of the first world war and the end of an era. It did not put an end to the problems that eventually led to the second world war and the destruction of Germany. (More at Wikipedia)
- Kaiser abdicates — 1918 11 09 (translation into English)
- Original German text of the announcement of the abdication of the Kaiser.
Original Text of the Announcement