World War One Diary for Saturday, January 12, 1918:
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)
Flanders: British raid at Loos, disperse 4 German ones south of Lens and east of Monchy.
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.