On This Day - 2 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 advance continued.

Germans retreat in Argonne Forest.

Americans capture Buzancy.

French capture south bank of Canal des Ardennes between Semuy and Neuville.

Eastern Front

Polish Regency Council orders formation of regular Standing Army.

Southern Front

Austrian retreat in Venetian Alps and plain continued.

Allies enter Belluno.

Naval and Overseas Operations

Von Lettow attacks Fife (frontier post of Rhodesia) and is repulsed.

Political, etc.

Publication of armistice terms with Turkey.

Mass meeting of Trade Unionists in London to consider Labour's part in the Peace.

Baron Flotow succeeds Count Andrassy as Minister for Austria-Hungarian Foreign Affairs.

Slovenes take over administration of Carniola.


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