Diary November 20, 1918

Handover of a German submarine.

World War One Diary for Wednesday, November 20, 1918: Sea War North Sea: Harwich Force meets first 20 U-boats (of 170) to surrender 20 miles off Lowestoft and puts prize crews aboard; German crews sent home in own transport after… learn more

Diary November 19, 1918

The fallen comrade

World War One Diary for Tuesday, November 19, 1918: Home Fronts Britain: Naval censorship abolished. NUR (National Union of Railwaymen) announce withdrawal from War Truce. Government announces over 3 million war casualties including nearly 1 million dead. Italy: Orlando’s speech… learn more

Diary November 18, 1918

Return of German troops over the Rhine bridge near Bonn.

World War One Diary for Monday, November 18, 1918: Western Front BRUSSELS REOCCUPIED BY BELGIANS. Last German troops leave French territory. Retiring Germans blow up munition dump at Beez, east of Namur. Lorraine: AEF enters Longwy and Briey. Eastern Front… learn more

Diary November 17, 1918

Nationalist demonstration in Rome to annex Fiume

World War One Diary for Sunday, November 17, 1918: Politics Yugoslavia: Yugoslav National Council at Agram protests vs Italy occupying Fiume (but General Grazuli ‘persuades’ Serb troops to evacuate on November 19). Serb Government formed at Paris, Pasic Prime Minister.… learn more

Diary November 16, 1918

Marshal Josef Pilsudski

World War One Diary for Saturday, November 16, 1918: Eastern Front POLAND DECLARES INDEPENDENCE: President General Pilsudski, Poles demand Posen’s surrender. Ukraine: ­German evacuation begins. Finland: German troops (4 divisions) leave (until December 16). Rumania: White Russian politicians at Jassy… learn more

Diary November 15, 1918

Londoners celebrated the end of the war

World War One Diary for Friday, November 15, 1918: Western Front Inter-Allied Armistice Commis­sion (IMC) assembles at Spa. General Plumer makes formal entry into Mons. First 2 trainloads of Allied PoWs (1,000 men) reach Calais from Germany. Eastern Front Don:… learn more

Diary November 14, 1918

Masaryk enters Prague

World War One Diary for Thursday, November 14, 1918: Politics INDEPENDENT CZECHOSLO­VAK REPUBLIC declared at Prague with Masaryk elected President, Dr Kramarzh Prime Minister. Western Front France: Retiring Germans blow up munition dump at Jamioulx, south of Namur. Foch warns… learn more

Diary November 13, 1918

Fiume during the Italian occupation.

World War One Diary for Wednesday, November 13, 1918: Southern Fronts Hungary: Government signs final Central Powers’ armistice at Belgrade, Field Marshal Misic and General Henrys sign for Allies. French Army of Hungary formed (until September 10, 1919). Austria: Italians… learn more

Diary November 12, 1918

Armistice celebrations in Paris.

World War One Diary for Tuesday, November 12, 1918: Home Fronts France: ­Paris celebrates even more enthusiastically (until November 13). Germany: Council of Peoples Commissars abolish Auxiliary Service Law and censorship; declare amnesty, 8 hour day (from January 1, 1919)… learn more

Diary November 11, 1918

Allied Plenipotentiaries at the signing of the Armistice

World War One Diary for Monday, November 11, 1918: Western Front France: ARMISTICE SIGNED in Foch’s wagon lit at Rethondes, Compiegne Forest at 0505 hours, COMES INTO FORCE 1100 HOURS and fighting ceases all along front. Allied line from Selzaete… learn more

Diary November 10, 1918

Kaiser Wilhelm II crossing the border

World War One Diary for Sunday, November 10, 1918: Politics Germany: Kaiser crosses into Holland at Eysdin at about 0700 hours with 70 staff in 11 cars, waits for and reboards imperial train for journey through Liege (Crown Prince follows… learn more

Dairy November 9, 1918

Scheidemann proclaims the German Republic

World War One Diary for Saturday, November 9, 1918: Politics Germany: KAISER ‘ABDICATES’, REVOLUTION IN BERLIN as Scheidemann proclaims German Republic from Reichstag, Prince Max becomes Regent (having announced Kaiser’s ‘abdica­tion’) and Ebert becomes Chancellor. General Groener tells Kaiser at… learn more

Diary November 8, 1918

Arrival of the German armistice delegation

World War One Diary for Friday, November 8, 1918: Western Front France: GERMAN ARMISTICE DELEGATION led by Erzberger SEES FOCH at 0900 hours, refer terms to Berlin 1300 hours. GERMAN SENIOR COMMANDERS UNANI­MOUSL IMPLY TO IMPERIAL CHANCELLOR THAT ARMY CANNOT… learn more

Diary November 7, 1918

Australian troops Western Front

World War One Diary for Thursday, November 7, 1918: Western Front France: Germans radio Foch with names of armistice envoys, (leave Spa at noon) he stipulates they must come to Forest of Compiegne. Haig orders that on November 8th ‘The… learn more

Diary November 6, 1918

American soldiers with French FT-17

World War One Diary for Wednesday, November 6, 1918: Western Front Meuse – US 1st DIVISION REACHES SEDAN: traffic halted on key Mezieres­-Montmedy railway; only line to Western Front still available south of Ardennes; 4 German armies are virtually cut… learn more

Diary November 5, 1943

Japanese ships in Rabaul under air strike

WW2 War Diary for Friday, November 5, 1943: Sea War Pacific: 6 Japanese cruisers damaged by US carrier planes at Rabaul. Atlantic: Captain Walker’s 2nd Support Group saves Convoy HX.264 and sinks 2 U-boats. Air War Pacific: F4U Corsairs from… learn more

Diary November 5, 1918

MacArthur 1918

World War One Diary for Tuesday, November 5, 1918: Western Front Sambre – Pursuit after Battle of the Sambre begins: BEF Fourth, Third and First Armies engaged; Mormal Forest cleared. Canadian Corps and 3 British divisions with tanks force river… learn more

Diary November 4, 1918

Demonstrating German sailors

World War One Diary for Monday, November 4, 1918: Sea War Baltic: Enraged by ‘Karlstrasse Bloodbath’ thousands of sailors, 20,000 garrison troops and workers join Kiel mutiny. Crew of battleship Grosser Kuerfuerst overpower their officers and march to Karlstrasse to… learn more

Diary November 3, 1918

Italian cavalry enters Trento

World War One Diary for Sunday, November 3, 1918: Southern Fronts Italian Front: AUSTRIAN ARMISTICE SIGNED AT 1800 HOURS by Generals Weber and Badoglio at Diaz’s Villa Giusti headquarter near Padua. Austrian Army group commanders suspend hostilities from 0330 hours.… learn more

Diary November 2, 1918

Italian troops advance across the Assiago plateau.

World War One Diary for Saturday, November 2, 1918: Southern Fronts Italy: Allied Supreme War Council approves plan (until November 4) for up to 40 Italian divisions (including 5 British and French) to invade Bavaria from Innsbruck and Salzburg areas… learn more