War Diary November 1918


War Norfolk
Mutiny and abdication

German sailors stage a mutiny in Kiel on November 3rd and on the 9th the Kaiser abdicates and leaves Germany

Casualties Treated in Norfolk

The number of sick and wounded from the front delivered by the Volunteer Transport Company to the local hospitals has now passed a total of 40,000.

Armistice Declared

Germany signs an armistice with the Allies, agreeing to an immediate cease fire and the withdrawal of its troops to its own borders. Fighting ends in France and Belgium at 11.00am. The Armistice is extended repeatedly until the signing of the Treaty of Versaille in 1919.

The German navy surrenders on 21st November.

Colonel Paul von Lettow-Vorbeck ends his long campaign in German East Africa and surrenders undefeated on 25 November.

Complaint about German Prisoners of War

A War Office order that had been issued stating that farmers who employed German prisoners would have to fetch them in the morning and take them back at the end of the day was amended to just accompanying them at the end of the day.

This issue arose as a girl was frightened when she was unable to pass three German prisoners and one of the men said “Boo” to her.


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