On This Day - 7 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

Marshall Foch informs German armistice delegates they may advance to French outposts by Chimay-Fourmies-La Capelle-Guise road.

Allies' advance continues.

British make formal entry into Valenciennes, gain west outskirts of Avesnes, reach Haumont (three miles from Mauberge) and Elouges (9.5 miles south-west of Mons).

French and Americans threaten Charleville-Mezieres.

Naval and Overseas Operations

German naval revolt spreading.

Admiral Sir R. Wemyss appointed British Naval representative with Marshal Foch to receive German Delegates.

Political, etc.

(British) Appointment of Civil Department of Demobilisation and Re-settlement.

Health Ministry Bill introduced into Commons.

Yugo-Slav-Serbian Government to be formed.

Kiel and Hamburg in hands of "Soviets".

Flight of King of Bavaria from Munich.

British and French Governments proclaim deliverance of Eastern peoples from Turkish oppression.


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