Spa and Kaiser Wilhelm. Spa became German Headquarters from 8th March 1918 when Field Marshal Hindenburg with General Ludendorff arrived with the General Staff, a party of more than 800 officers, 3,000 men and 800 horses. Kaiser Wilhelm. Emperor Karl I.
It shows scenes of troops in and around Spa during the period when the German GHQ was based at the Hotel Britannique. The Germans moved their GHQ (OHL – Das Oberste Heeresleitung – in German) to the little resort of Spa, deep in the Belgian Ardennes, on March 8th 1918. It was 140 east of Arras and 20 miles south of the Dutch border.