On This Day - 13 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

British Infantry (29th, 9th and 2nd Canadian Divisions) complete occupation of Bonn bridgehead.  1st Canadian Division cross at Cologne.

Americans cross Rhine and occupy Coblenz bridgehead.

Armistice prolonged to 17 January 1919.

Political, etc.

Prolongation of armistice with Germany for one month (to 17 January) agreed upon.

Further announcement regarding conscription by Mr. Lloyd George.

President Wilson lands at Brest.


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