Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn is born in #​Kislovodsk (​@​Russia)​.​ His mother has to bring him up on her own:​ his father was killed in an accident before Aleksandr’​s birth.​

#​Solzhenitsyn #​author @​NobelPrize #​literature #​Soviet goo.​gl/​bkabBv

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#​ChineseLabourCorps workers stack sacks of grain at a Grain Discharging Works in Calais,​ France.​ #​WW1 goo.​gl/​aHgnWI

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#​Berlin:​ A group of German Expressionist artists &​ architects form the ‚​Novembergruppe’​,​ with the aim to advance democracy in #​Germany through their future-​oriented,​ rather radical works.​
#​Novemberrevolution #​art #​kunst #​OnThisDay #​Expressionism #​Dada #​WW1 goo.​gl/​6t46dy

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Life’​s far from back to normal:​ US #​poster calls for donations to help starving children in #​Palestine.​ goo.​gl/​XbihaX

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A moment of silence:​ On an official visit to the Western Front,​ England’​s King George V pauses at the grave of three men of the @​BritishArmy Tank Corps at the battleground of St.​ Quentin Canal,​ #​France.​ #​WW1 #​peace #​OnThisDay
goo.​gl/​eJEAUe

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Life’​s far from back to normal:​ US #​poster calls for donations to help starving children in #​Palestine.​ goo.​gl/​XbihaX

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A moment of silence:​ On an official visit to the Western Front,​ England’​s King George V pauses at the grave of three men of the @​BritishArmy Tank Corps at the battleground of St.​ Quentin Canal,​ #​France.​ #​WW1 #​peace #​OnThisDay
goo.​gl/​eJEAUe

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Alexander,​ Prince Regent of #​Serbia,​ proclaimes the creation of the Kingdom of Serbs,​ Croats,​ and Slovenes.​ The #​Balkan states agreed to unite under one sovereignty.​ Alexander’​s father,​ King Peter,​ is the new head of state.​ #​Croatia #​Slovenia #​Yugoslavia goo.​gl/​iSrGED

With the entry into force of the Union Treaty between #​Iceland and #​Denmark,​ Iceland regains its independence.​ It becomes a separate state under the Danish crown,​ with only foreign affairs remaining under Danish control.​ #​independence goo.​gl/​yjAGTG

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German #​Kaiser Wilhelm II renounces ‚​for all time’​ his claims to the German Imperial throne.​ He releases all troops from their oath of allegiance to him and calls them ‚​to protect the German people against the threats of anarchy,​ famine and foreign rule’​.​ goo.​gl/​Vw5p2p

The Soviet Union’​s Red Army starts an offensive at the Estonian border town of #​Narva.​ An armed conflict begins between Soviet @​Russia and the young Republic of #​Estonia:​ the Estonian War of Independence.​ #​WW1 #​independence #​OnThisDay goo.​gl/​1DSsWa

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The Montenegrin National Assembly unilaterally deposes #​Montenegro‚​s King Nikola I at a meeting in #​Podgorica,​ before proclaiming the unification of Montenegro with the Kingdom of #​Serbia.​ #​Balkan #​WW1 goo.​gl/​cSzUKV

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Surrender of a German #​uboat.​ Submarines are taken as war prizes by Great Britain.​ #​submww1 goo.​gl/​gt80R7

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German General Paul von Lettow-​Vorbeck signs a ceasefire with @​BritishArmy officers at Abercorn,​ Northern #​Rhodesia.​ Brit.​ negotiators tell Germany’​s commander in Germ.​ East Africa about the general #​armistice.​ Thus end the last German hostilities in #​WW1.​ goo.​gl/​jJTRs6

Truck effortlessly pulling heavy artillery through #​Strasbourg #​WW1 goo.​gl/​mmo0fb

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German General Paul von Lettow-​Vorbeck signs a ceasefire with @​BritishArmy officers at Abercorn,​ Northern #​Rhodesia.​ Brit.​ negotiators tell Germany’​s commander in Germ.​ East Africa about the general #​armistice.​ Thus end the last German hostilities in #​WW1.​ goo.​gl/​jJTRs6

Truck effortlessly pulling heavy artillery through #​Strasbourg #​WW1 goo.​gl/​mmo0fb

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German General Paul von Lettow-​Vorbeck signs a ceasefire with @​BritishArmy officers at Abercorn,​ Northern #​Rhodesia.​ Brit.​ negotiators tell Germany’​s commander in Germ.​ East Africa about the general #​armistice.​ Thus end the last German hostilities in #​WW1.​ goo.​gl/​jJTRs6

Truck effortlessly pulling heavy artillery through #​Strasbourg #​WW1 goo.​gl/​mmo0fb

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After Polish troops conquered #​Lviv,​ Polish mobs sought to punish Lviv’​s Jewish population for purportedly backing a Ukrainian position.​ They looted&​destroyed Jewish homes and synagogues;​ 73 Jews were killed.​ #​OTD,​ the #​pogrom ends after 2 days of violence.​goo.​gl/​u1U6mw

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A #​pupil‚​s task for an essay in a French #​school:​

I Describe this soldier’s grave.​
II Contemplate on the thoughts coming to your mind when standing in front of this grave.​
III Does this fortify your resolution always to do your duty?​

@​nantesfr #​WWIKids goo.​gl/​wfkDF1

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The Portuguese Expeditionary Corps,​ which fought with the Allies during #​WW1,​ returns to #​Portugal.​ goo.​gl/​6vgvHe

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#​London:​ ‚​Qualification of Women’​ Act gives Brit.​ women the right to stand as Member of Parliament.​ #​WW1 goo.​gl/​8uFGQ

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The Estonian flag (​initially used 1884 by the Estonian Students’ Society in Otepää)​ is declared the official state symbol by the Estonian Provisional Government.​ #​Estonia #​flag #​WW1 #​independence #​OTD goo.​gl/​ij6NS8

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After surrender,​ a German uboat crew boards a motor launch in Harwich (​UK)​ to await repatriation.​ #​WW1 goo.​gl/​x6lKQp

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In the Brit.​ #​Punch magazine,​ Joan of Arc and the Angel of Peace celebrate #​victory together with a curious mix of nations:​ British Empire,​ US,​ France,​ Japan,​ Belgium,​ Serbia,​ Italy.​ (​@​Russia‚​s left out,​ as are a series of further associated states.​)​ #​WW1 goo.​gl/​csiW5Q

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The surrender of the German High Seas Fleet to the British @​RoyalNavy has begun.​ A series of #​uboats rendezvous off Harwich (​UK)​.​ Their crews prepare them to be handed over.​ (​Here:​ drawing by Brit.​ portrait &​ landscape painter Francis Dodd)​ #​WW1 #​OTD #​navy goo.​gl/​7AA3oJ

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War art:​ #​statue of a girl leading a blind Australian soldier,​ by English sculptor #​ClareSheridan.​ #​WW1 goo.​gl/​OI6WHL

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RealTimeWW1 At a solemn meeting at the Latvian National Theatre in #​Riga,​ the National Council proclaimes the establishment of the Republic of Latvia -​ and hence independence from @​Russia.​ #​Latvia100 #​Latvija #​independence #​WW1…

The first page of US paper #​NYTribune is still dedicated to the end of #​WW1.​ A caricature mocks the German Kaiser -​ now in Dutch exile -​ for not seeing what everybody else sees:​ that peace is the only option.​ #​OnThisDay #​peace #​caricature #​NewYork goo.​gl/​g1rGyU

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Dreams,​ #​ghosts,​ #​dinosaurs and time travel:​ The #​fantasy #​film ‚​The Ghost of Slumber Mountain’​ is released in the US.​ It showcases some of the earliest stop-​motion animation and is possibly the 1st film to deal with the concept of time travel.​ #​timetravel goo.​gl/​ejnGvC

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#​Budapest:​ The Hungarian Democratic Republic is proclaimed,​ succeeding the Kingdom of Hungary as form of government.​ This marks #​Hungary‚​s formal independence from #​Austria.​ Political power lies now in the hands of the National Council.​ #​WW1 #​revolution goo.​gl/​gNVYvG

#​Sedan (​FR)​:​ Brit,​ soldiers,​ formerly PoWs in occupied Belgium,​ listen to a boy sounding ‚​La Victoire’​.​ goo.​gl/​b7aOxK

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German troops in the colony German East Africa have not yet heard of the #​Armistice of #​Compiègne and continue fighting.​ They occupy the town of Kasama (​Northern Rhodesia)​,​ hastily vacated by the @​BritishArmy.​

#​WW1 #​OTD #​colonialism #​Armistice100 #​peace goo.​gl/​RqrJKQ

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French boys who were deported by German troops return home (​@​VilledeTournai)​ from behind Germans lines.​ goo.​gl/​NwgNfm

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Fr.​ girl contemplates in her diary:​ what must the Germans’​ reaction be when reading the #​Armistice text?​ goo.​gl/​oSvE7

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German troops in the colony German East Africa have not yet heard of the #​Armistice of #​Compiègne and continue fighting.​ They occupy the town of Kasama (​Northern Rhodesia)​,​ hastily vacated by the @​BritishArmy.​

#​WW1 #​OTD #​colonialism #​Armistice100 #​peace goo.​gl/​RqrJKQ

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French boys who were deported by German troops return home (​@​VilledeTournai)​ from behind Germans lines.​ goo.​gl/​NwgNfm

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Fr.​ girl contemplates in her diary:​ what must the Germans’​ reaction be when reading the #​Armistice text?​ goo.​gl/​oSvE7

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‚​Back from exile’​:​ US war cartoon shows the lives&​homes people across Europe return to now #​WW1‚​s over.​ goo.​gl/​NnPt9f

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Dutch government calls the population to ‚​maintain authority and order’​ against a subversive ‚​minority’​ goo.​gl/​6rxkpr

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After yesterday’​s #​armistice,​ the UK organises a grand victory parade in #​London.​ @​BritishPathe #​WW1 goo.​gl/​DHwJA4

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In #​Vienna,​ #​Austria is proclaimed a republic.​ The era of the Austro-​Hungarian Empire is over (​goo.​gl/​fdtYzY)​.​

In Germany,​ women get the right to vote.​ Plus,​ the German Empire continues to dissolve,​ as more monarchs abdicate in various states (​goo.​gl/​Ua4Yuj)​.​

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Brit.​ nurse in her diary:​ ‘Here endeth the fighting part of the War – GOD SAVE THE KING!​’​ @​ediesdiaries goo.​gl/​4LUcIe

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Germany gives in:​ the final #​armistice of #​WW1 is signed between the Allies and Germany at #​Compiégne.​ goo.​gl/​RDsWT

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A Portuguese caricature of today shows dreams of an end of #​WW1,​ and of getting back fair prices.​.​.​ goo.​gl/​n5g4KI

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In #​Dompaire,​ soldiers and officers dance,​ laugh,​ cry and applaud while they sing the national anthems of the Allies.​ goo.​gl/​CoUz7

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They’​re playing #​”La Brabançonne” ,​#​”God save the King“​,​#​”The star spraneld banner”,​#​Serbian and #​“​La Marseillaise“​.​ goo.​gl/​8BVab

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Soldiers who fought to the last minute,​ for the last bit of land,​ put down their weapons.​ #​WW1 is over.​ goo.​gl/​MWFr5

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The @​NYTimes have the news of the end of #​WW1 already,​ of the #​armistice and the #​revolution in Germany.​ goo.​gl/​xn9pD

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Revolutionary enthusiasm spills over to Netherlands:​ 12 demands by left-​wing groups printed in Het Volk goo.​gl/​1WpOfq

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A revolutionary „​manifest“​ by the Dutch Social-​Democratic Party follows.​ #​revolution #​OTD #​WW1 #​peace goo.​gl/​m1I4TI

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German Kaiser Wilhelm II flees from the German Army’​s headquarters in #​Spa (​Belgium)​ to the #​Netherlands,​ where he is granted residence under the condition that he does not engage in any political activities.​

#​WW1 #​Revolution1918 #​revolution #​war #​peace goo.​gl/​n9X3KV

‚​Don’​t imagine that it was all sunshine’​:​ #​ChineseLabourCorps interpreter describes his life in France.​ goo.​gl/​6rdisp

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After yesterday’​s proclamation of the German #​republic,​ the young state is already working on its image:​ #​OTD,​ this #​photo of a Soldiers’​ Council’​s riflemen supposedly firing at Royalist Officers was taken at the #​Berlin Castle -​ probably a posed picture.​ goo.​gl/​XigCb8

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People in the Bukovina are told that Romanian soldiers will enter the territory to ‚​protect’​ them.​ #​WW1 goo.​gl/​DAhDoW

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Small,​ humble,​ but a force of character:​ US war correspondent R.​ Townsend meets #​Pope Benedict XV.​ #​WW1 goo.​gl/​BTZ7Pe

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Day of change in #​Germany:​ Chancellor Max v.​ Baden declares Kaiser Wilhelm’​s abdication (​without the latter’​s authorisation)​.​ Then he puts the office of Chancellor into the hands of Social Democrat leader #​FriedrichEbert -​ an act of #​revolution.​ #​9November goo.​gl/​THso7Q

‚​The old and rotten,​ the monarchy has collapsed.​ The new may live.​ Long live the German Republic!​’​

German Social Democrat Philipp #​Scheidemann proclaims Germany a republic from a balcony of the German Reichstag in #​Berlin.​ #​WW1 #​Revolution1918 #​revolution goo.​gl/​THso7Q

#​WW1 &​ revolution take a toll on food supply in #​Berlin:​ hungry people butcher a #​horse in the streets.​ goo.​gl/​A4VVpn

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The Free State of #​Bavaria is proclaimed (​as #​republic)​,​ with #​KurtEisner as Minister-​President.​ The King is declared to be deposed.​ Revolution spreads all over Bavaria,​ contributing to the disintegration of the German Empire.​ #​Bayern #​WW1 #​revolution #​OTD goo.​gl/​3htuHD

On its way to the upcoming Inter-​Allied Conference,​ US delegation meets the UK War Cabinet in #​London.​ goo.​gl/​U7CJa1

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‚​Cabbage,​ legumes and potatoes
And much more we like to eat
Has been confiscated.​ Thank God,​
Kisses you can get for free.​’​

German postcard refers to food rationing because of #​WW1.​ #​OTD goo.​gl/​6337VT

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Going home:​ after the entry into force of the Armistice of Villa Guisti,​ Italian and Austro-​Hungarian prisoners of war are allowed to return to their #​home countries.​ They wave and laugh as they pass the camera on their way to freedom.​ #​WW1 #​OTD #​peace goo.​gl/​C7U4ol

#​SergeiProkofiev writes in US exile:​ ‚​When I went into the streets today I was met by the hooting of horns.​.​.​ A passing American gave me a smile and said ‘over’.​ I took this to mean that Germany responded positively to peace overtures and that war’​s over.​’​ goo.​gl/​mfUXS4

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Revolution in #​Bavaria:​ tens of thousands of people gather in #​Munich.​ The socialist #​KurtEisner and other speakers call workers&​soldiers to revolt,​ demand the King’​s abdication and an immediate end of #​WW1.​ Bavaria’​s King Ludwig flees south.​#​Revolution100 goo.​gl/​RdFXDg

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Fighting continues on the Western Front,​ despite the increasing frequency of reports on peace:​ @​USArmy troops keep their guns directed at German lines in #​France &​ carry out reconnaissance photography of their enemy’​s position.​ #​WW1 goo.​gl/​99rs2w goo.​gl/​13hMrA

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Peace in sight?​ -​ A German delegation,​ led by parliamentary undersecretary Matthias Erzberger (​Centre Party)​,​ travels from #​Berlin to the Allies’​ headquarters in Compiègne,​ #​France,​ to negotiate an armistice.​

#​WW1 #​OTD #​peace #​war #​FirstWorldWar #​Germany goo.​gl/​Ud1VN3

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#​Lublin,​ Poland:​ Socialists hang copies of a proclamation announcing the formation of the Temporary People’​s Government of the Polish Republic on walls along the city streets.​ Lublin’​s post office and major strategic points are captured,​ guards are set up.​ goo.​gl/​4htsH5

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Postcards full of longing still go to the fronts -​ there’​s no certainty when the soldiers will be home.​ goo.​gl/​6pAiia

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Western Front:​ @​USArmy leaders punish deserters &​ stragglers by marking them visibly as quitters.​ #​WW1 goo.​gl/​g3Bsdo

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‚​His hair being one with the grey grass’​:​ British soldier &​ poet #​WilfredOwen is killed in #​France.​ #​WW1 goo.​gl/​hRAIz

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‚​All indiscipline jeopardises gravely the speedy conclusion of #​peace‚​:​ the German government under Reich Chancellor Max von Baden calls the German people to work with the government and military -​ not against it -​ to end #​WW1 and achieve inner stability.​ goo.​gl/​kouB6v

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The first workers’​ and soldiers’​ council is established in #​Kiel (​Germany)​.​ The council adopts a list of 14 demands,​ including full freedom of speech and press and an immediate end to any further action of the German Navy.​ #​WW1 #​OnThisDay #​Matrosenaufstand goo.​gl/​TBKcSP

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‚​His hair being one with the grey grass’​:​ British soldier &​ poet #​WilfredOwen is killed in #​France.​ #​WW1 goo.​gl/​hRAIz

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‚​All indiscipline jeopardises gravely the speedy conclusion of #​peace‚​:​ the German government under Reich Chancellor Max von Baden calls the German people to work with the government and military -​ not against it -​ to end #​WW1 and achieve inner stability.​ goo.​gl/​kouB6v

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The first workers’​ and soldiers’​ council is established in #​Kiel (​Germany)​.​ The council adopts a list of 14 demands,​ including full freedom of speech and press and an immediate end to any further action of the German Navy.​ #​WW1 #​OnThisDay #​Matrosenaufstand goo.​gl/​TBKcSP

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Austria-​Hungary and the Allies sign the Armistice of Villa Giusti,​ ending armed conflict in Italy.​ #​WW1 goo.​gl/​edqiBK

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The #​Communist Party of Austria is established by the left wing of #​Austria‚​s workers’​ movement.​ #​WW1 goo.​gl/​AYBT2w

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US paper tells the ‘Life Story of #​MataHari,​ Germany’s greatest woman spy’​ as a tale of love&​adventure.​ goo.​gl/​N8g1x2

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Sailors’​ and workers’​ protests in #​Kiel (​Germany)​ continue.​ 6,​000 demonstrators move through the port city.​ They are confronted by policemen and troops;​ the first shots are fired near a military prison.​ 7 people die,​ 29 are wounded.​ #​WW1 #​Matrosenaufstand goo.​gl/​nZUbXe

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UK has begun to repatriate #​ChineseLabourCorps workers,​ brought to Europe to help on the fronts of #​WW1 goo.​gl/​CDHtAu

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Solemn declaration under the #​UnionJack:​ General #​Marshall,​ Commander-​in-​Chief of @​BritishArmy forces in Mesopotamia,​ reads the proclamation of the Armistice between Allies and Ottomnas in #​Baghdad,​ #​Iraq.​ One of #​WW1‚​s fronts has officially fallen silent.​ goo.​gl/​xTncwH

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The Norwegian Mathematical Society is established,​ following an increased research interest in #​mathematics during the first decades of the 20th century.​ Mathematician &​ astrophysicist Carl Størmer becomes the society’​s first president.​ @​Oslokommune #​maths goo.​gl/​dxF7Jq

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Austria-​Hungary disintegrates further:​ The Western Ukrainian National Republic is proclaimed,​ with #​Lviv as the new capital.​ Polish residents of the city oppose the new republic.​ Their uprising ignites the Polish-​Ukranian War.​ #​WW1 goo.​gl/​ZMNfaa goo.​gl/​VYdBVc

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The Italian Navy attacks ships of the Austro-​Hungarian #​Navy anchored in the port of Pula,​ #​Croatia.​ During the attack,​ Austro-​Hungarian battleship SMS Viribus Unitis (​photo)​ sinks after being mined by Italian ‚​frogmen’​ (​military divers)​.​ 300-​400 die.​ #​WW1 goo.​gl/​Y5oyrw

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Sailors of the German High Seas Fleet arrive in #​Kiel.​ The German Admiralty hopes to calm down sailors’​ unrests by dispersing them.​

Instead,​ ca.​ 250 sailors meet with local workers in Kiel’​s union building &​ begin to plan protests.​ #​WW1 #​matrosenaufstand goo.​gl/​33b5x4

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Austria-​Hungary disintegrates further:​ The Western Ukrainian National Republic is proclaimed,​ with #​Lviv as the new capital.​ Polish residents of the city oppose the new republic.​ Their uprising ignites the Polish-​Ukranian War.​ #​WW1 goo.​gl/​ZMNfaa goo.​gl/​VYdBVc

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The Italian Navy attacks ships of the Austro-​Hungarian #​Navy anchored in the port of Pula,​ #​Croatia.​ During the attack,​ Austro-​Hungarian battleship SMS Viribus Unitis (​photo)​ sinks after being mined by Italian ‚​frogmen’​ (​military divers)​.​ 300-​400 die.​ #​WW1 goo.​gl/​Y5oyrw

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Sailors of the German High Seas Fleet arrive in #​Kiel.​ The German Admiralty hopes to calm down sailors’​ unrests by dispersing them.​

Instead,​ ca.​ 250 sailors meet with local workers in Kiel’​s union building &​ begin to plan protests.​ #​WW1 #​matrosenaufstand goo.​gl/​33b5x4

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‚​Hostilities between the Allies and Turkey shall cease from noon,​ local time,​ on Thursday,​ 31st October,​ 1918.​’​ -​ Ottoman Empire and Great Britain (​representing the Allies)​ sign an armistice on board HMS Agamemnon in #​Moudros harbor,​ #​Lemnos (​Greece)​.​ #​WW1 goo.​gl/​N8mkMe

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The provisional Austrian National Assembly elects an executive body and appoints the first Austrian post-​#​WW1 government without involvement of the Emperor.​ However,​ the Emperor’​s cabinet continues its work,​ creating confusion about #​Austria‚​s future.​ #​WW1 goo.​gl/​AY3oe2

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Private Edward Bootle of the @​BritishArmy‚​s Royal Army Medical Corps dies of #​cholera in Bombay Hospital,​ #​India.​ He leaves behind his wife and three sons (​6,​ 4 and almost 3 years old)​.​ #​WW1 #​OnThisDay #​father goo.​gl/​q5iovC

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German Kaiser Wilhelm II travels from Berlin to Spa,​ #​Belgium,​ where the headquarters of Germany’​s Supreme Army Command is stationed.​ Wilhelm leaves without consulting Chancellor Max von Baden on the trip,​ which makes it look like an escape from #​Berlin.​ goo.​gl/​ZW7nDp

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The All-​Union Leninist #​Communist League of Youth (​#​Komsomol)​ is established as the Soviet Union’​s main youth organisation.​ It unites various youth organisations that were previously involved in the #​RussianRev &​ Civil War.​ @​Russia goo.​gl/​9Fkeib goo.​gl/​rJZuGj

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The State of Slovenes,​ Croats and Serbs is proclaimed in Zagreb,​ uniting South Slavs of the Austro-​Hungarian Empire,​ which continues to fall apart.​ The new state is a transitional solution,​ and is intended to be soon united with the Kingdom of Serbia.​ #​WW1 goo.​gl/​qs6NmF

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First #​mutiny:​ sailors at German naval base Wilhelmshaven refuse to obey orders for a final sea battle.​ goo.​gl/​9wiUJm

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Czechoslovakia declares its independence from the Austro-​Hungarian Empire on Wenceslas Square in #​Prague.​ The borders of the new state are not yet firmly established.​ #​WW1 #​Czechoslovakia #​OTD #​independence goo.​gl/​RRZ9pd

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Discontented soldiers&​workers in #​Budapest take to the streets to demonstrate against #​WW1:​ the #​AsterRevolution begins.​ Count Mihály Károlyi proclaimes that the newly created Hungar.​ National Council aims to dissolve the union between #​Hungary &​ #​Austria.​ goo.​gl/​VRUjm5

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Excitement in the US about the palpable end of #​WW1 increases:​ a #​NewYork paper reports that the ‚​people’​s government’​ in Germany -​ not the Kaiser,​ nor the military leadership -​ awaits the Allies’​ proposal for an armistice.​
#​OnThisDay #​peace #​war #​OTD goo.​gl/​NZyxq8

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Czechoslovakia declares its independence from the Austro-​Hungarian Empire on Wenceslas Square in #​Prague.​ The borders of the new state are not yet firmly established.​ #​WW1 #​Czechoslovakia #​OTD #​independence goo.​gl/​RRZ9pd

at 10:15 AM GMT from Twitter Web Client
Discontented soldiers&​workers in #​Budapest take to the streets to demonstrate against #​WW1:​ the #​AsterRevolution begins.​ Count Mihály Károlyi proclaimes that the newly created Hungar.​ National Council aims to dissolve the union between #​Hungary &​ #​Austria.​ goo.​gl/​VRUjm5

at 12:31 PM GMT from Twitter Web Client
Excitement in the US about the palpable end of #​WW1 increases:​ a #​NewYork paper reports that the ‚​people’​s government’​ in Germany -​ not the Kaiser,​ nor the military leadership -​ awaits the Allies’​ proposal for an armistice.​
#​OnThisDay #​peace #​war #​OTD goo.​gl/​NZyxq8

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Allies are confused by the recent inactivity of German u-​boats;​ the British Admirality assumes that Germany is beginning a ‚​peace offensive’​.​ At the same time,​ Allies count on possible extensive German #​submarine attacks in December/​January.​ #​WW1 #​OTD goo.​gl/​xEQEqH

#​CharlieChaplin‚​s 2nd film,​ the war comedy ‚​Shoulder Arms’​,​ is widely released in the US.​ In it,​ Chaplin goes to France,​ throws limburger cheese instead of gas bombs into German trenches,​ goes to enemy lines disguised as a tree trunk &​ captures the Kaiser.​ goo.​gl/​c811J1

at 10:45 AM GMT from Twitter Web Client
Austro-​Hung.​ prisoners croos a pontoon bridge built by Brit.​ &​ Italian engineers over the river Piave.​ goo.​gl/​k1h8WE

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Brit.​ Navy blows up #​submarine C3 to destroy a viaduct and thus block German access to @​port_​Zeebrugge.​ goo.​gl/​d7Stao

at 07:06 AM GMT from realtimeww1
The German Admiralty issues a naval order:​ the German High Seas Fleet is to provoke a ‚​final decisive battle’​ vs.​ the Brit.​ Royal Navy.​ War-​weary German sailors do not see how such a battle would result in any noteworthy gains.​ #​WW1 goo.​gl/​jD5gRa goo.​gl/​pDsRY8

at 11:14 AM GMT from Twitter Web Client
US #​caricature shows #​UncleSam punishing German #​militarism,​ threatening to destroy future generations.​ goo.​gl/​umTd5S

at 04:00 PM GMT from realtimeww1

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German #​postcard calls people to feed pigs with food rests&​kitchen scraps.​ Nothing must be wasted!​ #​WW1 goo.​gl/​ntvpwG

at 07:50 AM GMT from realtimeww1
US Liberty Day!​ The Harrisburg Telegraph wants #​LibertyBonds posters in people’​s windows at home.​ #​WW1 goo.​gl/​GhQeHP

at 10:30 AM GMT from realtimeww1
A @​USArmy pilot escorts a military photographer who has mounted his Debrie #​camera on the plane.​ #​WW1 goo.​gl/​wiVhS4

at 02:41 PM GMT from realtimeww1
Nothing for those who scare easily:​ @​USArmy recruits men for #​tank warfare by selling it as adventure.​ goo.​gl/​6Yn3W6

at 06:02 PM GMT from realtimeww1

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