On This Day - 26 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

Last German troops withdraw from Belgium.

French troops cross German frontier.

Eastern Front

Bolshevik troops take Pskov and Dvinsk and bombard Narva (Gulf of Finland).

Southern Front

American troops enter Fiume.

Naval and Overseas Operations

Entente squadrons arrive at Odessa and Sevastopol; surrender of German submarines and Russian ships in German hands.

Political, etc.

Bavaria threatens to break off relations with Berlin.


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