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Peace Treaty of Versailles

Articles 159-213
Military, Naval and Air Clauses

PART V.

MILITARY, NAVAL AND AIR CLAUSES.

In order to render possible the initiation of a general limitation of the armaments of all nations,
Germany undertakes strictly to observe the military, naval and air clauses which follow.

SECTION I.

MILITARY CLAUSES.

CHAPTER I.

EFFECTIVES AND CADRES OF THE GERMAN ARMY.

ARTICLE 159.

The German military forces shall be demobilised and reduced as prescribed hereinafter.

ARTICLE 160.

(1) By a date which must not be later than March 31, 1920, the German Army must not comprise
more than seven divisions of infantry and three divisions of cavalry.

After that date the total number of effectives in the Army of the States constituting Germany must
not exceed one hundred thousand men, including officers and establishments of depots. The Army
shall be devoted exclusively to the maintenance of order within the territory and to the control of the
frontiers.

The total effective strength of officers, including the personnel of staffs, whatever their
composition, must not exceed four thousand.

(2) Divisions and Army Corps headquarters staffs shall be organised in accordance with Table No.
1 annexed to this Section.

The number and strengths of the units of infantry, artillery, engineers, technical services and troops
laid down in the aforesaid Table constitute maxima which must not be exceeded.

The following units may each have their own depot:

An Infantry regiment; A Cavalry regiment; A regiment of Field Artillery; A battalion of Pioneers.

(3) The divisions must not be grouped under more than two army corps headquarters staffs.

The maintenance or formation of forces differently grouped or of other organisations for the
command of troops or for preparation for war is forbidden.

The Great German General Staff and all similar organisations shall be dissolved and may not be
reconstituted in any form.

The officers, or persons in the position of officers, in the Ministries of War in the different States in
Germany and in the Administrations attached to them, must not exceed three hundred in number and
are included in the maximum strength of four thousand laid down in the third sub-paragraph of
paragraph (1) of this Article.

ARTICLE 161.

Army administrative services consisting of civilian personnel not included in the number of
effectives prescribed by the present Treaty will have such personnel reduced in each class to
one-tenth of that laid down in the Budget of 1913.

ARTICLE 162.

The number of employees or officials of the German States such as customs officers, forest guards
and coastguards, shall not exceed that of the employees or officials functioning in these capacities in
1913.

The number of gendarmes and employees or officials of the local or municipal police may only be
increased to an extent corresponding to the increase of population since 1913 in the districts or
municipalities in which they are employed.

These employees and officials may not be assembled for military training.

ARTICLE: 163.

The reduction of the strength of the German military forces as provided for in Article 160 may be
effected gradually in the following manner:

Within three months from the coming into force of the present Treaty the total number of effectives
must be reduced to 200,000 and the number of units must not exceed twice the number of those laid
down in Article 160.

At the expiration of this period, and at the end of each subsequent period of three months, a
Conference of military experts of the Principal Allied and Associated Powers will fix the reductions
to be made in the ensuing three months, so that by March 31, 1920, at the latest the total number of
German effectives does not exceed the maximum number of l00,000 men laid down in Article 160.
In these successive reductions the same ratio between the number of officers and of men, and
between the various kinds of units, shall be maintained as is laid down in that Article.

CHAPTER II.

ARMAMENT, MUNITIONS AND MATERIAL.

ARTICLE 164.

Up till the time at which Germany is admitted as a member of the League of Nations the German
Army must not possess an armament greater than the amounts fixed in Table No. II annexed to this
Section, with the exception of an optional increase not exceeding one-twentyfifth part for small
arms and one-fiftieth part for guns, which shall be exclusively used to provide for such eventual
replacements as may be necessary.

Germany agrees that after she has become a member of the League of Nations the armaments fixed
in the said Table shall remain in force until they are modified by the Council of the League.
Furthermore she hereby agrees strictly to observe the decisions of the Council of the League on this
subject.

ARTICLE 165.

The maximum number of guns, machine guns, trench-mortars, rifles and the amount of ammunition
and equipment which Germany is allowed to maintain during the period between the coming into
force of the present Treaty and the date of March 31, 1920, referred to in Article 160, shall bear the
same proportion to the amount authorized in Table No. III annexed to this Section as the strength of
the German Army as reduced from time to time in accordance with Article 163 bears to the strength
permitted under Article 160.

ARTICLE 166

At the date of March 31, 1920, the stock of munitions which the German Army may have at its
disposal shall not exceed the amounts fixed in Table No. III annexed to this Section.

Within the same period the German Government will store these stocks at points to be notified to
the Governments of the Principal Allied and Associated Powers. The German Government is
forbidden to establish any other stocks, depots or reserves of munitions.

ARTICLE 167.

The number and calibre of the guns constituting at the date of the coming into force of the present
Treaty the armament of the fortified works, fortresses, and any land or coast forts which Germany
is allowed to retain must be notified immediately by the German Government to the Governments of
the Principal Allied and Associated Powers, and will constitute maximum amounts which may not
be exceeded.

Within two months from the coming into force of the present Treaty, the maximum stock of
ammunition for these guns will be reduced to, and maintained at, the following uniform rates:–
fifteen hundred rounds per piece for those the calibre of which is 10.5 cm. and under: five hundred
rounds per piece for those of higher calibre.

ARTICLE 168.

The manufacture of arms, munitions, or any war material, shall only be carried out in factories or
works the location of which shall be communicated to and approved by the Governments of the
Principal Allied and Associated Powers, and the number of which they retain the right to restrict.

Within three months from the coming into force of the present Treaty, all other establishments for
the manufacture, preparation, storage or design of arms, munitions, or any war material whatever
shall be closed down. The same applies to all arsenals except those used as depots for the
authorised stocks of munitions. Within the same period the personnel of these arsenals will be
dismissed.

ARTICLE 169.

Within two months from the coming into force of the present Treaty German arms, munitions and
war material, including anti-aircraft material, existing in Germany in excess of the quantities
allowed, must be surrendered to the Governments of the Principal Allied and Associated Powers to
be destroyed or rendered useless. This will also apply to any special plant intended for the
manufacture of military material, except such as may be recognised as necessary for equipping the
authorised strength of the German army.

The surrender in question will be effected at such points in German territory as may be selected by
the said Governments.

Within the same period arms, munitions and war material, including anti-aircraft material, of origin
other than German, in whatever state they may be, will be delivered to the said Governments, who
will decide as to their disposal.

Arms and munitions which on account of the successive reductions in the strength of the German
army become in excess of the amounts authorised by Tables II and III annexed to this Section must
be handed over in the manner laid down above within such periods as may be decided by the
Conferences referred to in Article 163.

ARTICLE 170.

Importation into Germany of arms, munitions and war material of every kind shall be strictly
prohibited.

The same applies to the manufacture for, and export to, foreign countries of arms, munitions and
war material of every kind.

ARTICLE 171

The use of asphyxiating, poisonous or other gases and all analogous liquids, materials or devices
being prohibited, their manufacture and importation are strictly forbidden in Germany.

The same applies to materials specially intended for the manufacture, storage and use of the said
products or devices.

The manufacture and the importation into Germany of armoured cars, tanks and all similar
constructions suitable for use in war are also prohibited.

ARTICLE 172.

Within a period of three months from the coming into force of the present Treaty, the German
Government will disclose to the Governments of the Principal Allied and Associated Powers the
nature and mode of manufacture of all explosives, toxic substances or other like chemical
preparations used by them in the war or prepared by them for the purpose of being so used.

CHAPTER III

RECRUITING AND MILITARY TRAINING

ARTICLE 173.

Universal compulsory military service shall be abolished in Germany.

The German Army may only be constituted and recruited by means of voluntary enlistment.

ARTICLE 174

The period of enlistment for non-commissioned officers and privates must be twelve consecutive
years.

The number of men discharged for any reason before the expiration of their term of enlistment must
not exceed in any year five per cent. of the total effectives fixed by the second subparagraph of
paragraph (I) of Article 160 of the present Treaty.

ARTICLE 175.

The officers who are retained in the Army must undertake the obligation to serve in it up to the age
of forty-five years at least.

Officers newly appointed must undertake to serve on the active list for twenty-five consecutive
years at least.

Officers who have previously belonged to any formations whatever of the Army, and who are not
retained in the units allowed to be maintained, must not take part in any military exercise whether
theoretical or practical, and will not be under any military obligations whatever.

The number of officers discharged for any reason before the expiration of their term of service must
not exceed in any year five per cent. of the total effectives of officers provided for in the third
sub-paragraph (I) of Article 160 of the present Treaty.

ARTICLE 176.

On the expiration of two months from the coming into force of the present Treaty there must only
exist in Germany the number of military schools which is absolutely indispensable for the
recruitment of the officers of the units allowed. These schools will be exclusively intended for the
recruitment of officers of each arm, in the proportion of one school per arm.

The number of students admitted to attend the courses of the said schools will be strictly in
proportion to the vacancies to be filled in the cadres of officers. The students and the cadres will be
reckoned in the effectives fixed by the second and third subparagraphs of paragraph (I) of Article
160 of the present Treaty.

Consequently, and during the period fixed above, all military academies or similar institutions in
Germany, as well as the different military schools for officers, student officers (Aspiranten),
cadets, non-commissioned officers or student non- commissioned officers (Aspiranten), other than
the schools above provided for, will be abolished.

ARTICLE 171.

Educational establishments, the universities, societies of discharged soldiers, shooting or touring
clubs and, generally speaking associations of every description, whatever be the age of their
members, must not occupy themselves with any military matters.

In particular they will be forbidden to instruct or exercise their members or to allow them to be
instructed or exercised, in the profession or use of arms.

These societies, associations, educational establishments and universities must have no connection
with the Ministries of War or any other military authority.

ARTICLE l78.

All measures of mobilisation or appertaining to mobilisation are forbidden.

In no case must formations, administrative services or General Staffs include supplementary cadres.

ARTICLE 179.

Germany agrees, from the coming into force of the present Treaty, not to accredit nor to send to any
foreign country any military, naval or air mission, nor to allow any such mission to leave her
territory, and Germany further agrees to take appropriate measures to prevent German nationals
from leaving her territory to become enrolled in the Army, Navy or Air service of any foreign
Power, or to be attached to such Army, Navy or Air service for the purpose of assisting in the
military, naval or air training thereof, or otherwise for the purpose of giving military, naval or air
instruction in any foreign country.

The Allied and Associated Powers agree, so far as they are concerned, from the coming into force
of the present Treaty, not to enroll in nor to attach to their armies or naval or air forces any German
national for the purpose of assisting in the military training of such armies or naval or air forces, or
otherwise to employ any such German national as military, naval or aeronautic instructor.

The present provision does not, however, affect the right of France to recruit for the Foreign Legion
in accordance with French military laws and regulations.

CHAPTER IV.

FORTIFICATIONS

ARTICLE l80.

All fortified works, fortresses and field works situated in German territory to the west of a line
drawn fifty kilometres to the east of the Rhine shall be disarmed and dismantled.

Within a period of two months from the coming into force of the present Treaty such of the above
fortified works, fortresses and field works as are situated in territory not occupied by Allied and
Associated troops shall be disarmed, and within a further period of four months they shall be
dismantled. Those which are situated in territory occupied by Allied and Associated troops shall be
disarmed and dismantled within such periods as may be fixed by the Allied High Command.

The construction of any new fortification, whatever its nature and importance, is forbidden in the
zone referred to in the first paragraph above.

The system of fortified works of the southern and eastern frontiers of Germany shall be maintained
in its existing state.

SECTION II.

NAVAL CLAUSES.

ARTICLE 181.

After the expiration of a period of two months from the coming into force of the present Treaty the
German naval forces in commission must not exceed:

6 battleships of the Deutschland or Lothringen type, 6 light cruisers, 12 destroyers, 12 torpedo
boats,

or an equal number of ships constructed to replace them as provided in Article l90.

No submarines are to be included.

All other warships, except where there is provision to the contrary in the present Treaty, must be
placed in reserve or devoted to commercial purposes.

ARTICLE 182,

Until the completion of the minesweeping prescribed by Article 193 Germany will keep in
commission such number of minesweeping vessels as may be fixed by the Governments of the
Principal Allied and Associated Powers.

ARTICLE 183,

After the expiration of a period of two months from the coming into force of the present Treaty, the
total personnel of the German Navy, including the manning of the Deet, coast defences, signal
stations, administration and other land services, must not exceed fifteen thousand, including
officers and men of all grades and corps,

The total strength of officers and warrant officers must not exceed fifteen hundred.

Within two months from the coming into force of the present Treaty the personnel in excess of the
above strength shall be demobilised.

No naval or military corps or reserve force in connection with the Navy may be organised in
Germany without being included in the above strength.

From the date of the coming into force of the present Treaty all the German surface warships which
are not in German ports cease to belong to Germany, who renounces all rights over them.

Vessels which, in compliance with the Armistice of November 11, 1918, are now interned in the
ports of the Allied and Associated Powers are declared to be finally surrendered.

Vessels which are now interned in neutral ports will be there surrendered to the Governments of the
Principal Allied and Associated Powers. The German Government must address a notification to
that effect to the neutral Powers on the coming into force of the present Treaty.

ARTICLE 185.

Within a period of two months from the coming into force of the present Treaty the German surface
warships enumerated below will be surrendered to the Governments of the Principal Allied and
Associated Powers in such Allied ports as the said Powers may direct.

These warships will have been disarmed as provided in Article XXIII of the Armistice of November
11, 1918. Nevertheless they must have all their guns on board.

BATTLESHIPS.

Oldenburg. Thuringen. Ostfriesland. Helgoland. Posen. Westfalen. Rheinland. Nassau.

LIGHT CRUISERS.

Stettin. Danzig. Munchen. Lubeck. Stralsund. Augsburg. Kolberg. Stuttgart.

and, in addition, forty-two modern destroyers and fifty modern torpedo boats, as chosen by the
Governments of the Principal Allied and Associated Powers.

ARTICLE 186.

On the coming into force of the present Treaty the German Government must undertake, under the
supervision of the Governments of the Principal Allied and Associated Powers, the breaking up of
all the German surface warships now under construction.

ARTICLE 187 .

The German auxiliary cruisers and fleet auxiliaries enumerated below will be disarmed and treated
as merchant ships.

INTERNED IN NEUTRAL COUNTRIES:

Berlin. Santa Fe. Seydlitz. Yorck.

IN GERMANY:

Ammon. Answald. Bosnia. Cordoba. Cassel. Dania. Rio Negro. Rio Pardo. Santa Cruz.
Schwaben. Solingen. Steigerwald. Franken. Gundomar. Furst Bulow. Gertrud. Kigoma. Rugia.
Santa Elena. Schleswig. Mowe. Sierra Ventana. Chemnitz. Emil Georg von Strauss. Habsburg.
Meteor. Waltraute. Scharnhorst.

ARTICLE 188.

On the expiration of one month from the coming into force of the present Treaty all German
submarines, submarine salvage vessels and docks for submarines, including the tubular dock, must
have been handed over to the Governments of the Principal Allied and Associated Powers.

Such of these submarines, vessels and docks as are considered by the said Governments to be fit to
proceed under their own power or to be towed shall be taken by the German Government. into such
Allied ports as have been indicated

The remainder, and also those in course of construction, shall be broken up entirely by the German
Government under the supervision of the said Governments. The breaking-up must be completed
within three months at the most after the coming into force of the present Treaty.

ARTICLE l89.

Articles, machinery and material arising from the breaking-up of German warships of all kinds,
whether surface vessels or submarines, may not be used except for purely industrial or commercial
purposes.

They may not be sold or disposed of to foreign countries.

ARTICLE 190.

Germany is forbidden to construct or acquire any warships other than those intended to replace the
units in commission provided for in Article l81 of the present Treaty

The warships intended for replacement purposes as above shall not exceed the following
displacement:

Armoured ships 10,000 tons

Light cruisers 6,000 tons

Destroyers 800 tons

Torpedo boats 200 tons

Except where a ship has been lost, units of the different classes shall only be replaced at the end of a
period of twenty years in the case of battleships and cruisers, and fifteen years in the case of
destroyers and torpedo boats, counting from the launching of the ship.

ARTICLE 191.

The construction or acquisition of any submarine, even for commercial purposes, shall be forbidden
in Germany.

ARTICLE 192.

The warships in commission of the German fleet must have on board or in reserve only the
allowance of arms, munitions and war material fixed by the Principal Allied and Associated
Powers. Within a month from the fixing of the quantities as above, arms, munitions and war
material of all kinds, including mines and torpedoes, now in the hands of the German Government
and in excess of the said quantities, shall be surrendered to the Governments of the said Powers at
places to be indicated by them. Such arms, munitions and war material will be destroyed or
rendered useless.

All other stocks, depots or reserves of arms, munitions or naval war material of all kinds are
forbidden.

The manufacture of these articles in German territory for, and their export to, foreign countries shall
be forbidden.

ARTICLE 193.

On the coming into force of the present Treaty Germany will forthwith sweep up the mines in the
following areas in the North Sea to the eastward of longitude 4° 00', E. of Greenwich:

(1) Between parallels of latitude 53° 00', N. and 59° 00', N.; (2) To the northward of latitude 60°
30' N.

Germany must keep these areas free from mines.

Germany must also sweep and keep free from mines such areas in the Baltic as may ultimately be
notified by the Governments of the Principal Allied and Associated Powers.

ARTICLE 194.

The personnel of the German Navy shall be recruited entirely by voluntary engagements entered
into for a minimum period of twenty- five consecutive years for officers and warrant officers;
twelve consecutive years for petty officers and men.

The number engaged to replace those discharged for any reason before the expiration of their term
of service must not exceed five per cent. per annum of the totals laid down in this Section (Article
183).

The personnel discharged from the Navy must not receive any kind of naval or military training or
undertake any further service in the Navy or Army.

Officers belonging to the Germany Navy and not demobilised must engage to serve till the age of
forty-five, unless discharged for sufficient reasons.

No officer or man of the German mercantile marine shall receive any training in the Navy.

ARTICLE 195.

In order to ensure free passage into the Baltic to all nations, Germany shall not erect any
fortifications in the area comprised between latitudes 55° 27' N. and 54° 00' N. and longitudes 9°
00' E. and 16° 00' E. of the meridian of Greenwich, nor install any guns commanding the maritime
routes between the North Sea and the Baltic. The fortifications now existing in this area shall be
demolished and the guns removed under the supervisions of the Allied Governments and in periods
to be fixed by them.

The German Government shall place at the disposal of the Governments of the Principal Allied and
Associated Powers all information now in its possession concerning the channels and adjoining
waters between the Baltic and the North Sea.

ARTICLE 196.

All fortified works and fortifications, other than those mentioned in Section XIII (Heligoland) of
Part III (Political Clauses for Europe) and in Article 195, now established within fifty kilometres of
the German coast or on German islands off that coast shall be considered as of a defensive nature
and may remain in their existing condition.

No new fortifications shall be constructed within these limits. The armament of these defences shall
not exceed, as regards the number and calibre of guns, those in position at the date of the coming
into force of the present Treaty. The German Government shall communicate forthwith particulars
thereof to all the European Governments.

On the expiration of a period of two months from the coming into force of the present Treaty the
stocks of ammunition for these guns shall be reduced to and maintained at a maximum figure of
fifteen hundred rounds per piece for calibres of 4.1-inch and under, and five hundred rounds per
piece for higher calibres.

ARTICLE 197.

During the three months following the coming into force of the present Treaty the German
high-power wireless telegraphy stations at Nauen, Hanover and Berlin shall not be used for the
transmission of messages concerning naval, military or political questions of interest to Germany or
any State which has been allied to Germany in the war, without the assent of the Governments of
the Principal Allied and Associated Powers. These stations may be used for commercial purposes,
but only under the supervision of the said Governments, who will decide the wavelength to be
used.

During the same period Germany shall not build any more high-power wireless telegraphy stations
in her own territory or that of Austria, Hungary, Bulgaria or Turkey.

SECTION III.

AIR CLAUSES.

ARTICLE 198.

The armed forces of Germany must not include any military or naval air forces.

Germany may, during a period not extending beyond October 1, 1919, maintain a maximum
number of one hundred seaplanes or flying boats, which shall be exclusively employed in searching
for submarine mines, shall be furnished with the necessary equipment for this purpose, and shall in
no case carry arms, munitions or bombs of any nature whatever.

In addition to the engines installed in the seaplanes or flying boats above mentioned, one spare
engine may be provided for each engine of each of these craft.

No dirigible shall be kept.

ARTICLE 199.

Within two months from the coming into force of the present Treaty the personnel of air forces on
the rolls of the German land and sea forces shall be demobilised. Up to October 1, 1919, however,
Germany may keep and maintain a total number of one thousand men, including officers, for the
whole of the cadres and personnel, flying and non-flying, of all formations and establishments.

ARTICLE 200.

Until the complete evacuation of German territory by the Allied and Associated troops, the aircraft
of the Allied and Associated Powers shall enjoy in Germany freedom of passage through the air,
freedom of transit and of landing.

ARTICLE 201.

During the six months following the coming into force of the present Treaty, the manufacture and
importation of aircraft, parts of aircraft, engines for aircraft, and parts of engines for aircraft, shall
be forbidden in all German territory.

ARTICLE 202.

On the coming into force of the present Treaty, all military and naval aeronautical material, except
the machines mentioned in the second and third paragraphs of Article 198, must be delivered to the
Governments of the Principal Allied and Associated Powers.

Delivery must be effected at such places as the said Governments may select, and must be
completed within three months.

In particular, this material will include all items under the following heads which are or have been in
use or were designed for warlike purposes:

Complete aeroplanes and seaplanes, as well as those being manufactured, repaired or assembled.

Dirigibles able to take the air, being manufactured, repaired or assembled.

Plant for the manufacture of hydrogen.

Dirigible sheds and shelters of every kind for aircraft.

Pending their delivery, dirigibles will, at the expense of Germany, be maintained inflated with
hydrogen; the plant for the manufacture of hydrogen, as well as the sheds for dirigibles may at the
discretion of the said Powers, be left to Germany until the time when the dirigibles are handed over.

Engines for aircraft.

Nacelles and fuselages.

Armament (guns, machine guns, light machine guns, bombdropping apparatus, torpedo-dropping
apparatus, synchronisation apparatus, aiming apparatus).

Munitions (cartridges, shells, bombs loaded or unloaded, stocks of explosives or of material for
their manufacture).

Instruments for use on aircraft.

Wireless apparatus and photographic or cinematograph apparatus for use on aircraft.

Component parts of any of the items under the preceding heads.

The material referred to above shall not be removed without special permission from the said
Governments.

SECTION IV.

INTER-ALLIED COMMISSIONS OF CONTROL.

ARTICLE 203.

All the military, naval and air clauses contained in the present Treaty, for the execution of which a
time-limit is prescribed, shall be executed by Germany under the control of Inter-Allied
Commissions specially appointed for this purpose by the Principal Allied and Associated Powers.

ARTICLE 204.

The Inter-Allied Commissions of Control will be specially charged with the duty of seeing to the
complete execution of the delivery, destruction, demolition and rendering things useless to be
carried out at the expense of the German Government in accordance with the present Treaty.

They will communicate to the German authorities the decisions which the Principal Allied and
Associated Powers have reserved the right to take, or which the execution of the military, naval and
air clauses may necessitate.

ARTICLE 205.

The Inter-Allied Commissions of Control may establish their organisations at the seat of the central
German Government.

They shall be entitled as often as they think desirable to proceed to any point whatever in German
territory, or to send subcommissions, or to authorise one or more of their members to go, to any
such point.

ARTICLE 206.

The German Government must give all necessary facilities for the accomplishment of their missions
to the Inter-Allied Commissions of Control and to their members.

It shall attach a qualified representative to each Inter-Allied Commission of Control for the purpose
of receiving the communications which the Commission may have to address to the German
Government and of supplying or procuring for the Commission all information or documents which
may be required.

The German Government must in all cases furnish at its own cost all labour and material required to
effect the deliveries and the works of destruction, dismantling, demolition, and of rendering things
useless, provided for in the present Treaty.

ARTICLE 207.

The upkeep and cost of the Commissions of Control and the expenses involved by their work shall
be borne by Germany.

ARTICLE 208.

The Military Inter-Allied Commission of Control will represent the Governments of the Principal
Allied and Associated Powers in dealing with the German Government in all matters concerning the
execution of the military clauses.

In particular it will be its duty to receive from the German Government the notifications relating to
the location of the stocks and depots of munitions, the armament of the fortified works, fortresses
and forts which Germany is allowed to retain, and the location of the works or factories for the
production of arms, munitions and war material and their operations.

It will take delivery of the arms, munitions and war material, will select the points where such
delivery is to be effected, and will supervise the works of destruction, demolition, and of rendering
things useless, which are to be carried out in accordance with the present Treaty.

The German Government must furnish to the Military Inter-Allied Commission of Control all such
information and documents as the latter may deem necessary to ensure the complete execution of the
military clauses, and in particular all legislative and administrative documents and regulations.

ARTICLE 209.

The Naval Inter-Allied Commission of Control will represent the Governments of the Principal
Allied and Associated Powers in dealing with the German Government in all matters concerning the
execution of the naval clauses.

In particular it will be its duty to proceed to the building yards and to supervise the breaking-up of
the ships which are under construction there, to take delivery of all surface ships or submarines,
salvage ships, docks and the tubular docks, and to supervise the destruction and breaking-up
provided for.

The German Government must furnish to the Naval Inter-Allied Commission of Control all such
information and documents as the Commission may deem necessary to ensure the complete
execution of the naval clauses, in particular the designs of the warships, the composition of their
armaments, the details and models of the guns, munitions, torpedoes, mines, explosives, wireless
telegraphic apparatus and, in general, everything relating to naval war material, as well as all
legislative or administrative documents or regulations.

ARTICLE 210.

The Aeronautical Inter-Allied Commission of Control will represent the Governments of the
Principal Allied and Associated Powers in dealing with the German Government in all matters
concerning the execution of the air clauses.

In particular it will be its duty to make an inventory of the aeronautical material existing in German
territory, to inspect aeroplane, balloon and motor manufactories, and factories producing arms,
munitions and explosives capable of being used by aircraft, to visit all aerodromes, sheds, landing
grounds, parks and depots, to authorise, where necessary, a removal of material and to take
delivery of such material.

The German Government must furnish to the Aeronautical Inter-Allied Commission of Control all
such information and legislative, administrative or other documents which the Commission may
consider necessary to ensure the complete execution of the air clauses, and in particular a list of the
personnel belonging to all the German Air Services, and of the existing material, as well as of that
in process of manufacture or on order, and a list of all establishments working for aviation, of their
positions, and of all sheds and landing grounds.

SECTION V.

GENERAL ARTICLES.

ARTICLE 211.

After the expiration of a period of three months from the coming into force of the present Treaty, the
German laws must have been modified and shall be maintained by the German Government in
conformity with this Part of the present Treaty.

Within the same period all the administrative or other measures relating to the execution of this Part
of the Treaty must have been taken.

ARTICLE 212.

The following portions of the Armistice of November 11, 1918 Article VI, the first two and the
sixth and seventh paragraphs of Article VII; Article IX; Clauses I, II and V of Annex n° 2, and the
Protocol, dated April 4, 1919, supplementing the Armistice of November 11, 1918, remain in force
so far as they are not inconsistent with the above stipulations.

ARTICLE 213.

So long as the present Treaty remains in force, Germany undertakes to give every facility for any
investigation which the Council of the League of Nations, acting if need be by a majority vote, may
consider necessary.