World War One Diary for Thursday, December 12, 1918:
Germany: Republican Guard formed.
Britain: Men over 41 called up in 1918 to be demobilized. Horseflesh prices fixed due to rise in consumption. Churchill’s final election speech at Dundee stresses need for unity at Peace Conference.
BRITISH 1st CAVALRY DIVISION CROSSES RHINE (Hohenzollern Bridge) AT COLOGNE AND BONN, to begin occupation of 38-mile Cologne bridgehead. Allied and German Armistice delegates meet at Trier.
Baltic: Royal Navy Squadron arrives at Reval, Estonia.