This morning was published the first number of the Cologne Post, a daily paper “published by (and primarily for) the Army of the Rhine" at the price of 20 pfennigs, or rather less than a penny. It is to appear every day except Monday, and it will be a great addition to the life of our men in the occupied territory, and doubtless also of the troops in Belgium and France.The newspaper, the Cologne Post, continued to be published till 17 January 1926. The name of the paper was then changed and from 28 January 1926 till 3 November 1929 it was published as The Cologne Post and Wiesbaden Times. When British troops were sent to Upper Silesia an Upper Silesian edition was published in Opole (Oppeln) between 17 June 1921 and 6 August 1921.
To-day's issue consists of four pages, and it has a refreshingly English look about it. The front page consists chiefly of political and personal news, and comment on subjects of the day, such as the Danzig difficulty, Bolshevism, and the League of Nations. The third page is devoted to sport at home and in the Army of the Rhine, and on the back page there is a useful map showing the British advances from August 8 to November 11.
The title of the leading article is "Why We are Here."
We are here in Cologne, the writer reminds his readers, because the British Army took a big share in the fighting by which the Allies brought the German and Austrian combination to its knees. We are here to enforce on the aggressors the terms which justice demands. He points out that it was the enemy Military Headquarters, including Hindenburg and Ludendorff, and not Berlin, which insisted that an armistice must be concluded at once. "Lest we forget " is, in fact, the main motif of his argument. “To wish to live on good terms with our surroundings," he writes, "is a natural human feeling, and there is no need for discourtesy, still less for truculence, but there is need to remember."