In the covering letter that Germany sent with the counter proposals, Brockdorff-Rantzau objected to certain territorial cessions and warned that the treaty was demanding more than the German people were willing or able to give.
Editors. "Germany's counter-proposals to Peace Conference". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 01 March 2010
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