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§748 The Hindenburg Line broken, Ludendorff crashed to the floor; Revolution in Germany and Austria (1918): IV-13.

IV-13 (§748):

Of a larger loss the news brought back,
The report made, the camp shall be startled:
Anti-union of bands in revolt:
The double army shall abandon their great.

(De plus grand perte nouvelles raportées,
Le raport fait le camp s'estonnera:
Bandes unies encontre revoltées:
Double phalange grand abandonnera.)

NOTES: V. Ionescu’s interpretation of the quatrain (Ionescu, 1976, p.396-397) is a first reasonable one to be taken into consideration.

Of a larger loss the news brought back, The report made, the camp shall be startled: « Breaking the Hindenburg Line The attack on the Hindenburg Position, whose defences were up to three miles in depth and included the St Quentin Canal which made a superb anti-tank ditch, was made in the Battles of Cambrai and St Quentin, from 27 September until 10 October [1918]. ... by 5 October, the attacking Allied armies had broken through the whole Hindenburg Position. This opend the way for a war of movement and an advance towards the vital main German communications routes. This group of assaults was undertaken in three phases. First came the storming of the Canal-du-Nord position on the left in the Battle of St Quentin Canal, and the advance on Cambrai. Following this came the shattering blow which, after a stupendous artillery bombardment and with the help of hundred of tanks, broke through the Hindenburg Line and turned the defences of St Quentin. Lastly came the exploitation of these successes by a general attack on the whole front which broke through the last of the enemy defences and captured the Beaurevoir Line, to the rear of the Hindenburg Line, and the high ground above it, by 10 October. The Germans were forced to evacuate Cambrai and St Quentin and pull back to the river Selle. These three battles created a huge salient in the German position [Of a larger loss the news brought back]. Meanwhile, further north, in the Fifth Battle of Ypres on 28 and 29 September, King Albert of Belgium’s Army Group of twelve Belgian divisions, Plumer’s Second Army (ten British divisions), and Degoutte’s Sixth Army (six French divisions) forced the Germans back from Ypres and drove yet another salient into their lines, endangering the German position on the Belgian coast. In one day these armies swept over the ground that had taken two British armies, assisted by a French army, three months to capture the previous year. Meanwhile Ludendorff, receiving news on 28 September of the Bulgarian request for an armistice, and after the Allied attack in Flanders had begun, suffered a temporary mental and physical collapse, a crisis of nerve in which he crashed to the floor and even foamed at the mouth [The report made, the camp shall be startled].» (Chasseaud, 2013, p.272-278).

Anti-union of bands in revolt: « The German fleet had mutinied on 29 October, while the German army, while it had been experiencing increasing indiscipline and desrtion in the latter part of 1918, had been comprehensively defeated in the field. Revolution broke out in Berlin.» (Chasseaud, id., p.278); « 1918 Nov: 3rd, German grand fleet mutinies at Kiel; 9th, republic proclaimed in Bavaria; - revolution in Berlin, Prince Max resigns, William II abdicates and a council of People’s Delegates assumes power; 11th, armistice signed between Allies and Germany.» (Williams, 1968, p.472).

The double army shall abandon their great
: = The allied armies shall abandon their emperors through their military collapse = The two great emperors shall abdicate in the face of the defeat of their allied armies: « The Kaiser abdicated on 9 November, and the following day the desperate German authorities told their armistice delegation to accept any terms put in front of them.» (Chasseaud, id.); « The pursuit of the beaten enemy all along the line was only halted by the Armistice at 11 a.m. on 11 November.» (Chasseaud, id.); « 1918 Nov: 3rd, Allies sign armistice with Austria-Hungary (to come into force 4th); 12th, Emperor Charles I abdicates in Austria (and, 13th, in Hungary); - Austria proclaims union with Germany.» (Williams, 1968, p.471-472).
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We have covered 143 quatrains (§588-§730) concerning the World Events in the 19th century after Napoleonic ages [1821-1900] in the Prophecies of Nostradamus, and 219 in the 20th [1901-2000] (§731-§949).

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