Kaiser’s note 25 September 1914
(Published with Routine Orders of September 24th 1914)
The following is a copy of Orders issued by the German Emperor on the 19th of August:-
It is my Royal and Imperial command that you concentrate your energies, for the immediate present, upon one single purpose, and that is that you address all your skill and all the valour of my soldiers to exterminate first, the treacherous English, walk over General French’s contemptible little army….
Aix-la-Chapelle, August, 19th.
The results of the order were the operations commencing with Mons and the advance of the seemingly overwhelming masses against us.
The answer of the British Army on the subject of extermination has already been given.
Printing Co., R.E. 69.