World War One Diary for Saturday, October 12, 1918:
Germany: Hindenburg warns troops that favourable armistice terms depend on.successful resitance. OHL sanctions Sixth Army retirement (begins early October 15). Mudra replaces O Below (recalled to Germany to organize home defence) in command of Seventeenth Army. Eberhardt takes over Mudra’s First Army.
Meuse and Argonne: Pershing transfers First Army to Liggett.
Artois: British First Army reaches Douai suburbs but is checked by German flooding.
Germany: Government accepts Wilson conditions (message of October 11 received on October 12).
Luxembourg: Government begs Wilson to protect her rights.
Britain: Government recognizes Polish National Army (in France) as an ally.
USA: 11,724 Army flu cases in past 24 hours, total since September 13 are 234,868 (338,257 cases and c.17,000 deaths by December 1). Wilson attends Metropolitan Opera for Queen Margherita’s Fund for the Blinded Soldiers of Italy.
Britain: Lloyd George given list of rebels and revolutionaries, includes Sylvia Pankhurst, GDH Cole and unions.
Germany: Ex-Interior Minister Delbruck replaces Berg as Kaiser’s civil cabinet chief.
Austria: In Transylvania Rumanian National Party demands recognition as administration.