On This Day - 13 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)

Naval and Overseas Operations

Allied Fleet at Constantinople.

German cruiser "Konigsberg" sails with plenipotentiaries of Workmen's and Soldiers' Council of German Fleet to meet representatives of British Admiralty.

Political, etc.

Abdication of Emperor Karl officially announced in Vienna, and resignation of Lammasch cabinet.

Abdication of Prince Leopold of Lippe.

Publication of assignment of officers in new German Government.

Appeal to Germany of 302 Danish Associations of North Schleswig for right of self-determination.

Message of President Wilson to Germany re: food.

Speech of Mr Lloyd George in London at Meeting of Employers and Trade Unions.


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