Keizer Wilhelm in Eijsden
In the early morning of Sunday, 10 November, 1918, a convoy of cars appeared on the Dutch border. When it turned out to be the German Emperor Wilhelm II and his entourage, the commotion was huge - both in the Netherlands and abroad.
International relations were far from stable: the end of the war had been in sight for months, but the Allies demanded the resignation of the German Emperor as a condition for peace talks. In hopes of avoiding this requirement, in late October he left Berlin for the German military headquarters in Spa.