On This Day - 15 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)

Southern Front

Fiume occuped by Italian naval forces and Serbian troops.

Hungarian Government concludes separate armistice with Allies at Belgrade.

Naval and Overseas Operations

Sir David Beatty receives Rear-Admiral von Meurer on board H.M.S. "Queen Elizabeth" in Firth of Forth.

Political, etc.

German-Austria requests of German Government complete union with German Republic.

Appeal of Dr. Solf to President Wilson re: a Hague Conference.

New German Ministry.

National Assembly of Czecho-Slovak State holds first sitting at Prague: Professor Masaryk elected first President of Republic; M. Franz Tomasek, President of National Assembly; Dr. Kramarzh, Premier.


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