World War One Diary for Thursday, November 14, 1918:
Ukraine: Hetman Skoropadski tries to change sides, but Denikin and Whites reject offer. General Petlyura rebels vs Ukrainian Government.
INDEPENDENT CZECHOSLOVAK REPUBLIC declared at Prague with Masaryk elected President, Dr Kramarzh Prime Minister.
France: Retiring Germans blow up munition dump at Jamioulx, south of Namur. Foch warns OHL such acts must cease. Day of projected but now unnecessary 26-division Franco-American Lorraine (Castelnau) offensive with 2,456 guns and c.600 tanks vs 6 German divisions.
HOSTILITIES CEASE: Lettow meets British Province Commissioner on river Chambezi, hands acceptance telegram for Kaiser; British PoWs released.
Irish Sea: Cruiser Cochrane runs aground in Mersey, becomes total loss.
Holland: Interned Royal Navy Division members sail home.
Germany: Grand Dukes of Baden, Anhalt (November 12), Saxe-Coburg and Mecklenburg abdicate. Bundesrat ordered to continue functions.
USA: Wheat substitute bread regulations suspended.
Britain: Labour Conference decides to leave war coalition and issues Labour programme.