On This Day - 1 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

Americans and French advance between Aisne and Meuse in Argonne Forest.

Battle of the Sambre begins.

British reach outskirts of Valenciennes.

British, French and Americans reach Gavere, on Scheldt (ten miles south of Ghent).

Eastern Front

Ukraine National Council assumes administration of East Galicia.

Collisions between Polish and Ukrainian troops.

Lemberg proclaimed to be in state of siege.

Southern Front

Serbs re-enter Belgrade.

Austrians retreat from Venetian Alps and plain towards River Tagliamento.

Naval and Overseas Operations

Austrian Dreadnought "Viribus Unitis" sunk at Pola by two Italians.

Political, etc.

Versailles Conference opens.

Abdication of King Boris of Bulgaria announced; peasant Government established at Tirnova under leadership of Mr. Stambuliski.

Revolution in Vienna.

Hungarian National Council assumes power.  Count Michael Karolyi becomes Premier.

Great Serbian National Council proclaimed at Sarajevo (Bosnia).


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