On This Day - 21 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

British enter Namur.

Southern Front

French troops land in Constantinople.

Naval and Overseas Operations

"Capitulation of Rosyth"  Surrender of German Navy off Firth of Forth.  Surrender of 39 German submarines off Harwich.

Political, etc.

Resignation of Lord Robert Cecil (Assistant Foreign Secretary) and of Mr. Clynes (Food Controller).

Greece, Serbia and Romania announce decision to strengthen union.


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