World War One Diary for Sunday, February 16, 1919:
France – Peace Process: Armistice extension terms signed at Trier, to last till peace signed (presented by Foch on February 14). Foch demands ‘cessation of the German attacks against Poles in Poznan, East Prussia and Upper Silesia’. British Middle East expert Mark Sykes dies in Paris of double pneumonia.
Austria: National Assembly election makes Social Democrats largest party.
Russia: Lloyd George in Paris tells Churchill in two telegrams that British policy pro-Whites but they not foreigners must oust Reds. This remains British policy despite Churchill’s continued efforts for greater intervention.