Diary January 12, 1918

Medal of honor for  mothers

Medal of honor for the mothers of American soldiers.

World War One Diary for Saturday, January 12, 1918:

Home Fronts

Britain: Officers pay put up to 10s 6d pd plus child allow­ances. Workers loot closed food shops in Leytonstone and Wembley.
USA: Employment Service organizes women’s division. US Army DSC (Distinguished Service Cross) and DSM (Distinguished Service Medal)

Western Front

Flanders: British raid at Loos, disperse 4 German ones south of Lens and east of Monchy.

Eastern Front

LATVIA DECLARES INDE­PENDENCE.
Pacific: First of three Japanese warships arrives at Vladivostok (Royal Navy cruiser Suffolk from Hong Kong on January 14) to protect 600,000t of Allied supplies.

Call of War
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