On This Day - 4 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

Great British (1st, 3rd and 4th Armies) and French offensive on 30-mile front from east of Scheldt at Valenciennes to Guise on Oise, reaching to east of Le Quesnoy, half way through Mormal Forest, past Landrecies on Sambre and across Sambre-Oise Canal.  10,000 prisoners and 200 guns captured.

Belgians advance to north-west and southern suburbs of Ghent.

French reach Le Chesne on Ardennes Canal.

Americans advance to Stenay on Meuse.

Southern Front

Hostilities between Austria-Hungary and Entente cease at noon.

Naval and Overseas Operations

German battleship mutiny at Kiel.

Italian occupation of Adriatic.

Italian ships enter Fiume and Zara, occupy Rovigno, isles of Lagosta, Meleda and Curzola, and ports of Dulcigno and Antivari (Montenegro).

Political, etc.

U.S.A. recognise Polish army as autonomous and co-belligerent.

Spread of revolution to Hamburg, etc.


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