On This Day - 14 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)

Western Front

Marshal Foch warns German High Command that acts of violence still being committed in occupied regions by German troops must cease.

Naval and Overseas Operations

General von Lettow-Vorbeck surrenders on Chambezi river, south of Kasama (northern Rhodesia).

Political, etc.

Republic of German-Austria proclaimed in Vienna.

Swiss strike ended.

(British) Labour Conference decides to leave Coalition Government; Mr. Barnes, Labour M.P. of War Cabinet, leaves Labour Party.

Issue of Labour Programme.


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