Diary May 2, 1919

Hindenburg sworn in Reich President

After his resignation as commander-in-chief of the German army, Hindenburg was sworn in for the first time in 1925 as a compromise solution and as ‘substitute emperor’ for the Reich President.

World War One Diary for Friday, May 2, 1919:

Germany: ­Hindenburg announces his resignation as Army C-in-C as from peace.
Hungary: Allies agree to occupy Budapest.
Britain: Admiralty publishes March 1915 Dardanelles dispatches.

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