Striking Episode in the Sanguinary Rioting that Convulsed Berlin (LOC)

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    Page 476 from "The War of the Nations : Portfolio in Rotogravure Etchings : Compiled from the Mid-Week Pictorial" (New York : New York Times, Co., 1919)

    Notes: Selected from "The War of the Nations: Portfolio in Rotogravure Etchings," published by the New York Times shortly after the 1919 armistice. This portfolio compiled selected images from their "Mid-Week Pictorial" newspaper supplements of 1914-19. 528 p. : chiefly ill. ; 42 cm.;

    Subjects: World War, 1914-1918 --Pictorial works.
    New York--New York

    Format: Rotogravures --1910-1920.

    Rights Info: No known restrictions on reproduction

    Repository: Library of Congress, Serials and Government Publications Division, Washington, D.C. 20540

    Part Of: Newspaper Pictorials: World War I Rotogravures, 1914-1919 (DLC) sgpwar 19191231
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    Call Number: D522 .W28 1919

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    1. trialsanderrors 40 months ago | reply

      Nice illustration! First of all, we can identify the location of the riot: Berlin Alexanderplatz. The context: the Spartacist uprising and the murder of Karl Liebknecht and Rosa Luxemburg.

      Here's what the New York Times has to say about the sanguinary incident:

      HEAR EICHHORN FLEES, DESERTED BY GUARDS; Tide Turned Against Spartacides When They Lost a Battle for the Foreign Office.
      LONDON, Jan. 10.--The elimination of Eichhorn, the Spartacide police chief, whose refusal to resign led to the present revolution in Berlin, may be an accomplished fact. A Zurich report received here says that he has fled from Berlin, while a report from Frankfort says that Herr Richler, a municipal councillor and a majority Socialist, has been appointed temporary head of the Berlin police.

    2. swanq 40 months ago | reply

      More info on the Battle for Berlin and this particular incident at
      (which is linked to from the Wikipedia article on the Spartacist uprising)

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