World War One Diary for Monday, November 18, 1918:
BRUSSELS REOCCUPIED BY BELGIANS. Last German troops leave French territory. Retiring Germans blow up munition dump at Beez, east of Namur.
Lorraine: AEF enters Longwy and Briey.
Siberia: Directorate of Five overthrown at Omsk (night November 17-18), Admiral Kolchak proclaimed White Supreme Ruler; 3,000 Czechs only protest while White C-in-C Boldyrev resigns in protest. British 25th Middx Regiment guard roads to Kolchak’s HQ.
Estonia: Treaty with Germany confirms authority surrendered (November 11), evacuation agreement signed (November 19).
Poland: German Gouverneur General Beseler resigns.
North Caucasus: White General Wrangel retakes Stavropol after leading cavalry charge, pursues Reds to east.
Italy: Proclamation pledges Germans can stay in Upper Adige.
Britain: Asquith tells Liberals ‘Election, a blunder and a calamity’. Churchill tells constituents ‘The victory … belongs to all’, warns vs excessive harshness to Germany. Special Branch chief Thomson reports pacifists ‘reappearing in their proper garb as revolutionaries’.
USA: Film Under Four Flags celebrates Allied victory, CPI’s 4th biggest earner.