On This Day - 6 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

German armistice delegates leave Berlin for Western Front.

German retreat from Scheldt to Meuse becomes general.

British advance towards Mons, Mauberge and Avesnes.

French between Oise and Aisne capture Vervins and Rethel on Aisne.

Americans enter Sedan.

Main German lateral line of communications cut.

Eastern Front

Directorate of Polish Republic formed with seat at Cracow.

Political, etc.

Publication of terms of Austrian Armistice.

U.S.A. promises to exercise influence to secure for Romania political and territorial rights.


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