Diary January 17, 1918

Emperor Karl I and Empress Zita

Emperor Karl I and Empress Zita of Austria-Hungary with Crown Prince Franz Josef Otto.

World War One Diary for Thursday, January 17, 1918:

Home Fronts

Austria: Emperor Charles cables Czernin ‘If peace is not made at Brest-Litovks it will be revolution here, no matter how much there is to eat’.

Eastern Front

Ukraine: Red Guard drive on Kiev begins, takes Poltava on January 18.

Sea War

Germany: Light cruiser Koeln II completed at Hamburg, first of projected 10-ship class, only 5 launched and one other, Rostock II completed on March 28.

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