World War One Diary for Monday, December 16, 1918:
Germany: Conference of Workers and Soldiers Councils at Berlin (until December 20), 450 deputies.
Britain: Demobilization scheme for Army and RAF men with jobs to go to. Lard rationing discontinued.
Allies complete occupation of Rhine bridgeheads.
Finland: Last German troops leave.
Baltic States: Hoffmann diary ‘The evacuation [4 divisions on November 11] is becoming very disorderly’..
Urals: Red reverse north of Ekaterinburg.
Siberia: General Janin reaches Omsk but rows with Kolchak and leaves for front on December 20.
Hungary: Field Marshal Mackensen’s forces from Rumania surrender to Hungarians near Budapest, Field Marshal interned by French until December 1919.
South Africa: Botha arrives in London for Peace Conference.