On This Day - 4 December 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

Owing to supply difficulties, British Second Army resumes march only today.

Belgian cavalry enters Neuss; British occupy Duren.

Naval and Overseas Operations

Publication of official estimate of world's shipping losses during war.

Political, etc.

Nomination of candidates for General Election in United Kingdom.

President Wilson sails from France.

Yugo-Slav Union proclaimed.

Romanians of Transylvania and Banat vote union with Romania.


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