On This Day - 17 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 armies begin march to the Rhine.

In British sector Fourth (Rawlinson) and Second (Plumer) Armies, preceded by Second, and First and Third, Cavalry Divisions respectively, advance.  Each Army consists of four Corps, each of four Divisions.

Tribute of Marshal Foch to British armies as "decisive factor in final German defeat".

Southern Front

Fiume occupied by Italian troops.

Political, etc.

Hungarian Republic proclaimed at Budapest.

Formation of Serb-Coalition Ministry at Paris, M. Pashich Premier.

Abdication of Duke of Saxe-Coburg Gotha.

Yugo-Slav National Council protests against Italian occupation of Fiume.


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