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Picture No 10948241
Date November 1918
Description New rulers of the German Navy
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With the war coming to a close, revolution in Germany had begun with a mutiny by their sailors in response to a desperate order from the Imperial Naval Command seeking a last battle against the Royal Navy. The war ended, revolution spread, all the royal rulers abdicated and the new Workers and Soldiers Councils took control. This is reflected in this scene observed aboard the battleship SMS Markgraf. Armleted sailors, members of the Workers and Soldiers Council, have control of the ship, and the ships officers defer any decision to them.
Source Drawing by Joseph Simpson from a sketch by Norman Wilkinson who witnessed the scene The Illustrated London News 30 November 1918
Credit Illustrated London News Ltd/Mary Evans
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Mary Evans Picture No 10948241 - With the war coming to a close, revolution in Germany had begun with a mutiny by their sailors in response to a desperate order from the Imperial Naval Command seeking a last battle against the Royal Navy. The war ended, revolution spread, all the royal rulers abdicated and the new Workers and Soldiers Councils took control. This is reflected in this scene observed aboard the battleship SMS Markgraf. Armleted sailors, members of the Workers and Soldiers Council, have control of the ship, and the ships officers defer any decision to them.

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