On This Day - 12 November 1918

Spotlights over Paris Theatre definitions: Western Front comprises the Franco-German-Belgian front and any military action in Great Britain, Switzerland, Scandinavia and Holland.  Eastern Front comprises the German-Russian, Austro-Russian and Austro-Romanian fronts.  Southern Front comprises the Austro-Italian and Balkan (including Bulgaro-Romanian) fronts, and Dardanelles.  Asiatic and Egyptian Theatres comprises Egypt, Tripoli, the Sudan, Asia Minor (including Transcaucasia), Arabia, Mesopotamia, Syria, Persia, Afghanistan, Turkestan, China, India, etc.  Naval and Overseas Operations comprises operations on the seas (except where carried out in combination with troops on land) and in Colonial and Overseas theatres, America, etc.  Political, etc. comprises political and internal events in all countries, including Notes, speeches, diplomatic, financial, economic and domestic matters.  Source: Chronology of the War (1914-18, London; copyright expired)

Eastern Front

Anti-Semitic pogroms in Poland reported.

Naval and Overseas Operations

Allied Fleet passes through the Dardanelles.

Political, etc.

Publication of Armistice terms.

Dr. Solf appeals to President Wilson for immediate peace negotiations.

Speech of Mr. Lloyd George at Meeting of Liberals on National Policy.

Letter of Mr. Lloyd George to Unionist Meeting expounding domestic policy.

Statement of Dr. Addison, Minister of Reconstruction re: Government plans for demobilisation, in House of Commons.


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