Diary December 18, 1918

demonstration for radical Berlin workers' executive council

The Berlin Conference and the Ebert government are in constant power struggle with the radical Berlin workers’ executive council about the future German constitution.

World War One Diary for Wednesday, December 18, 1918:

Home Fronts

Germany: Berlin Conference decides on Ebert Provisional Government pending National Assembly elections (fixed for January 19, 1919).
Britain: Information Ministry abolished. Government to grant up to £10 million for road and bridge repairs. Royal Navy Division ex-PoWs land at Leith. Restrictions on new newspapers and poster sizes lifted.
Austria­: Electoral law passed.
USA: 5 Philadelphia Tageblatt staff jailed for Espionage Act violations.

Eastern Front

Baltic States: Germans evacuate Dorpat, Estonia. Announced that Reds have entered Walk, Livonia.
South Russia: French warships arrive at Odessa.

Africa

East Africa: Captain Spangenberg dies from flu at Oar-es-Salaam plus 9 other Germans before 114 embark with Lettow and 194 women and children on January 17, 1919 for home via Cape Town and Rotterdam.

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