World War One Diary for Sunday, October 13, 1918:
Aisne: French Tenth Army enters Laon (population 10,000) after 11-mile advance in 36 hours, presses north to river Serre, has taken 26,000 PoWs and 400 guns since August 17.
Oise: French First Army liberates La Fare.
Siberia: Admiral Kolchak reaches Omsk.
Finland: Government ask German troops to leave.
Syria: Yeomanry Regiment and armoured cars occupy Tripoli (19th Infantry Brigade arrives October 18, whole 7th Indian Division by October 28 having covered 270 miles since September 19).
Turkey: Young Turks resign; General Izzet Pasha (War Minister 1913-14) replaces Talaat and Enver Pasha.
Greece: Venizelos arrives in London.
Portugal: Government crushes Democrat military rising in Lisbon, Oporto and Coimbra (until October 14) with over 1000 arrests, but violent crime already rampant.