World War One Diary for Wednesday, December 11, 1918:
Mannerheim elected Regent of Finland (returns to Helsinki in triumph on December 22, white ‘Mannerheim’ bread comes from Allies).
Southern Russia: General Petlyura’s Ukrainians surround Odessa.
British Military Governor (Lieutenant-General Fergusson) hoists Union Flag over his Headquarter Hotel Monopol, Cologne. AEF take formal possession of Koblenz. French (Mangin) enter Mainz; civil administration had broken down, order rapidly restored.
Germany: Dr Solf resigns as German Foreign Minister, Brockdorf-Rantzau succeeds.
Portugal – Lisbon Revolt (until December 16): President Paes murdered (December 14), Admiral Antunes elected Provisional President on December 16.
Britain:Food rationing discontinued on all edible offals (meat).