9 November 1918 in Berlin

  • Marius S. OstrowskiEmail author


This cry, with which on 5 November children in England celebrate the anniversary of the discovery of the great Gunpowder Plot of 1605, can now receive its counterpart in Germany. A cry that would apply to a matter of quite another significance than the rescue of a king and his parliament from a politically hopeless attack of a small band of religious fanatics. For Germany, 9 November 1918 is the birthday of the democratic Republic, that means, of the self-government of its people.

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  1. 1.All Souls CollegeUniversity of OxfordOxfordUK

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