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War Service Act (Kriegsleistungsgesetz)
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War Service Act (Kriegsleistungsgesetz)

The German law of June 13, 1873, regarding war services subsequently amended by numerous implementing provisions that regulated “obligations of federal territories to all services” with respect to the German Reich.

This law dealt with work service, billeting, and services and supplies in kind to the military by communes, individuals, and commercial companies, including the railways, which were obliged to convey men and materials at defined prices. These services were to be called upon only …

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Geyer, Martin H., “War Service Act (Kriegsleistungsgesetz)”, in: Brill’s Digital Library of World War I. Consulted online on 29 February 2024 <>
First published online: 2015

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