On This Day - 16 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

Allied troops begin to move towards Germany.

Eastern Front

German troops leave Finland.

Polish officers demand surrender of Posen.

Polish President (M. Pilsudski) proclaims Poland an Independent and Sovereign State.

Baku re-occupied by British and Russian troops.

Political, etc.

Appeal of Dr. Solf to President Wilson to allow German Commissioners to leave for U.S.A.

Reply of U.S.A. Government to Germany: all communications re: armistice to be sent to all Allied Governments.

Announcement at Budapest of Emperor Karl's abdication of throne of Hungary.

(British) Government election campaign opens with meeting in London.


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