The War Illustrated, The Story of the Great European War, Volume X, The Last Phase

35!)!) DIARY OF THE GREAT WAR of workmen and soldiers. Tart ol German Fleet is flying the Red Flag. German armistice delegates at Marshal Fochs Head­quarters. Nov. S.—Armistice terms handed to German delegates. Prince Max of Baden resigns as Chancellor. Revolution movement spreading in Germany. British take Conde and Maubeugc. Nov. 9.—Abdication of the Kaiser who takes refuge in Holland. Herr Ebert a Majority Socialist becomes Imjxnial Chancellor. French capture Hirson. Nov. 10.—British reach Mons. Revolution in Berlin. Nov. 11.— Canadians capturc Hons. Hostilities Suspended.—Armistice between Allies and Germany signed at 5 a.m .hostilities cease at 11 a.m. At suspension of hostilities British s trooj had reached the line—Franco-Belgian frontier east of Avesnes Jeumont, Givry four milos cast of Mons Ghievres Lcssincs Grammont. Allied forces on the I)\vina defeat Bolshevists. Nov. 12.—Coalition Ministry informed Germany consisting of the two Socialist Parties. Abdication of Emperor Charles of Austria. Nov. 13.—Allied Fleet arrives off Constantinople. Admiralty announces I-I.M.S. Audacious sunk alter striking amine off North Irish coast 011 Octobcr 271914. Nov. 14.— -General Election fixed for December 14. British Labour Party by majority of 1307000 votes, decides to "terminate the conditions under which the Party entered the Coalition." Allied troops in the west begin a forward movement along the whole front. German force from German East Africa surrenders. Nov. 15.—British naval representatives meet German delegates off Rosytli to arrange for carrying out of naval terms of armistice. Nov. 16.— King and Queen attend a Thanksgiving Service of Free Churches at Albert Hall. Mr. Lloyd George opens Government election campaign at Central Hall. Instating the outlines of the Government’s appeal for renewed confidence he said the first necessity was that it through the Prime Minister should represent the country and Empire at the Peace Conference with full authority. Nov. 17.—Allied Armies begin forward movement to Rhine. The Second French Army under General Hirscliauer enters Mulhouse. Thanksgiving Services held in all churches throughout the country. British and Russian troops occupy Baku. Nov. 18.—British Second and Fourth Armies continue their march Charleroi is occupied. Belgians enter Brussels. Nov. 19.— King and Queen of the Belgians enter Antwerp French troops enter Metz. King George delivers Historic Message to Empire to both Houses of Parliament. Nov. 20.—First instalment of German submarines consisting of twenty surrendered to British off Harwich. Nov. 21.—Surrender of German Fleet.— In accordance with naval conditions of the armistice the first and main instalment of the German High Sea Fleet surrenders to Admiral Beatty ofi the Firth of Forth. The surrendered ships include: Six battle-cruisers. ten battleships eight light cruisers two mine­ layers and forty-nine destroyers. Prorogation of Parliament. Constantinople occupied by French troops. Nov. 22.—King Albert re-enters Brussels. British reach line of the River Ourthe. Nov. 23.—Announced Mr. Clynes Food Controller and Lord Robert Cecil resign from the Ministry. American Third Army reaches German frontier. Mr. McAdoo 1 J.S. Secretary of the Treasury resigns. .—Nov. 2. British reach German frontier immediately north of Duchy of Luxemburg. Nov. 25.—Official entry of Marshal Foch into Strasbourg. British mine-sweepers leave rt K to clear a passage from Kattegat to the Baltic for British squadron which is to proceed to Kiel. Nov. 26.—Announced total naval casualties to November 11 are 39.766 and for Mercantile Marine 17.956. Bolshevists invade Baltic Provinces and take PskofT. Nov. 27.—Announced Belgium now clear of German troops. French armies over the German frontier. 1918 Nov. 28.—King George arrives in Paris. Kaiser formally abdicates. Nov. 29 .—Mr. Lloyd George at Newcastle makes emphatic statement about punishment of Germans responsible for war crimes. King Nicholas of Montenegro deposed. Nov. 30.— Belgian Royal Family enter Liege. Dec. 1.—Marshal Foch and M. Clcmenccau arrive in London, and are greeted with great enthusiasm. American troops occupy Treves. Dec. 2.—Allied Conference in London. British warships arrive at Libau. Dec. 3.—Allied Conference ends. Dec —President Wilson sails from America to France to discuss with the Allies the terms of peace. British squadron under Admiral Browning arrives at Wilhelmshaven. Nomination day for the General Election which Mr. Lloyd George says will be decided on punishment of enemy for offences provision for returned soldiers and sailors and other measures bearing 011 the war. H.M.S. Cassandra mined and sunk in Baltic 11 missing. Dec. 5.—Mr. Lloyd George issues statement of policy and aims, lie states definitely that the Kaiser must be prosecutcd ”for a crime which has sent millions of the best young men in Europe to death and mutilation "that the Allies have accepted principle that Central Powers must pay the cost of war a commission of experts to be setup to report 011 best method of exacting indemnity. Admiralty announces Goeben surrendered and is interned in Bosphorus together with all Turkish warships. Dec. 6.— British troops enter Cologne. At Berlin soldiers arrest the Soviet which action leads to rioting. Dec .7.— Belgian cavalry occupy Meusz and Crefeld. Announced from Paris that Marshal Foch has informed German delegates that blockade must be maintained and that freedom of communication between the occupied Rhine lands cannot be allowed. D e c.S —Units o f the Third American Army reach the line Meckenhiem-Kempenich. British advanced troops reach the Rhine between Godes- erg l and Cologne. British cavalry enter Bonn. Dec. 9.—Third American Army reaches the Rhine from Roland- seek to Brohl. Dec. 10.—British Naval Commission arrives at Hamburg in ordei to inspect thirty British merchant ships there. King George returns to London from France and Belgium. Emir Feisul third son of King of Hedjaz arrives in England. Dec. 11.—Belgian troops reach the line Vicrscn-Diilken. H.M.S. Hercules with Allied Naval Commission on board, accompanied by two destroyers arrives in Kiel Harbour. Dec .12 .—Announced that Major-General W. .HG. Salmond. D.S.O. has Uown from Cairo to India. Reported that the German General von Tesny formerly Military Governor of Belgian Luxemburg has been arrested at Treves for his responsibility for the execution of 112 inhabitants of Arlon in 1914. British squadron enters Rcval. Dec .13.— President Wilson at Brest. American troops cross the Rhine and occupy Coblenz bridge-head. Dec. i ..—General Election held. Senhor Sidonio Paes President of Portuguese Republic, assassinated. Armistice Renewed.—A treaty is signed at Treves pro­longing armistice until January 17 .It will be extended, if Allied Governments approve until conclusion of a pre­liminary peace. A condition is added that Allies reserve right to occupy neutral zone from Cologne bridge-head to Dutch frontier. British demand surrender .of battleship Baden instead of armoured cruiser Mackcnscn. Dec. 15.—Disturbances breakout at Dresden owing to food troubles. Five people killed and fourteen wounded. Dec. 16.—General Botha arrives in London. Poland breaks off relations with Germany. Freedom of Paris conferred on President Wilson. Announced British squadron in Gulf of Finland bombards Bolshevist forces invading Esthonia 60 miles east of Reval. Dec .17.— B o ls h e v is t troops cross th eDwin a near F rc d crick sta d t. Dec. 18.—Announced from Berlin that Bolshevist advance is assuming a menacing character. Dec .19.— Haigs Return Home.—Field-Marslial Sir Douglas llaig and his five Army Commanders receive enthusiastic welcome at Dover and in London when they return home.
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