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[July 27, 1918] Twenty-one men are indicted for stealing 100,000 pounds of beef bound for Europe — New York Times


[July 28th, 1918] Palestine. Maj. T.E. Lawrence returns to Aqaba, after visits to Jiddah, Cairo, and Allenby's headquarters to discuss plans for the fall offensive.


[July 28, 1918] German soldiers are terrified by stories that New Zealanders are cannibals who will eat them if they surrender — New York Times


[July 28, 1918] Detroit Free Press, July 28, 1918: Nun, nurse and wounded soldiers making baskets outside a hospital in Quimper, France during World War I.


[July 29th, 1918] Germany. Germany severs diplomatic relations with the Ottoman empire.


[July 29, 1918] British munitions workers back down from strike after government threatens to draft them — New York Times

[July 29, 1918] U.S. Labor Department report shows women leaving domestic work for clerical jobs in huge numbers — New York Times


[July 29, 1918] ‘Weather today has been better. I paraded at Battalion H.Q’rs. again this afternoon. The Company went up the Line on fatigue tonight but I did not have to go up with them. The enemy shelled the ridge just behind us tonight.’ My Grandfather (age 21) adds to his diary, Somme, France.


[July 30th, 1918] France: Frenchman Captain Sarret makes first ever parachute drop from an aeroplane, falling 800 feet.


[July 29, 1918] Italian airplane inventor says airplanes will be able to carry 100 men within three years — New York Times (Old school futurism, anyone?)


[July 31st, 1918] Russia. Turkish troops reportedly occupy the heights above Baku, so the colonel has sailed on to Derbent with most of his men, planning to move in behind the Turks from the north.


[July 31st, 1918] Persia. Part of the brigade sent by General Marshall to defend Baku reaches Qazvin.


[July 31, 1918] ‘Enemy shelled our possie heavily last night & early this morning with ground shrapnel shells of heavy calibre & generally put the breeze up peaceful troops. We left our dugouts which are really only rain proof shelters...’ My Grandfather (age 21) adds to his diary Somme, France.


[August 1st, 1918] London: The Government asks for a new war loan of £700 million.


[August 1st, 1918] US: One million women are now reported to be working in factories.


[Aug. 1, 1918] Finnish resistance to German occupation grows as hunger spreads in region — New York Times


[August 1, 1918] Sikh police ready to lead American Red Cross Parade in Shanghai, China


[Aug. 2, 1918] Fashion show demonstrates how women may economize in dress during the war — New York Times


[August 1, 1918] Japanese infantry taking a creek at a run, August 1, 1918.


[August 2, 1918] Only soldiers left in British Isles Men On Leave; 5,000,000 battling in Foreign Theatres


[Aug. 2, 1918] Allied nations are believed to be thinking about what will happen after the war — New York Times


[August 2, 1918] Onodaga Indians Declare War On Huns For The Capture Of 17 Of Their Tribe


[August 2nd, 1918] The Kaiser is undaunted at the influx of Americans to the front (Daily Telegraph)


[Aug. 2, 1918] Four Americans sentenced to a combined 90 years in prison for resisting draft — New York Times


[Aug. 2, 1918] Woman arrested for impersonating U.S. Army lieutenant and going by the name "Duke" — New York Times


[Aug. 3, 1918] U.S. prepares to expand draft; all men ages 18-45 will be included — New York Times


[Aug. 3, 1918] Mysterious pneumonia plague sweeping Peru — New York Times


[August 3rd, 1918] Persia. Alarmed by reports of Turkish troops at Baku, General Dunsterville begins sending troops from his force by steamer from Bandar-e-Pahlavi to assist in the city's defense.


[Aug. 3, 1918] Records show 'lightless nights' in Manhattan save 100 tons of coal per night — New York Times


[August 4th, 1918] On a recommendation by Lieutenant Hugo Gutmann, Hitler's Jewish superior, he received the Iron Cross, First Class on 4 August 1918, a decoration rarely awarded to one of Hitler's "Gefreiter" rank.


[Aug. 4, 1918] France extends the draft to 18-year-olds — New York Times


[August 4th, 1918] Soldiers representing units of the Second Army at the service at Terdeghem to commemorate the fourth anniversary of the outbreak of the war, 4 August 1918. Two soldiers on the right are of the Royal Engineers.


[Aug. 5, 1918] U-boats sink two oil tankers off America's East Coast — New York Times


[August 5th, 1918] France. Second Battle of the Marne ends with Allied victory.



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[Aug. 5, 1918] Idea of a "world league" of nations is growing in popularity within France


[Aug. 5, 1918] British munitions minister Winston Churchill says war will end only when Germans overthrow their government — New York Times


[Aug. 6, 1918] Drinking in Britain declines 83 percent from pre-war rates


[August 6th, 1918] Persia. Dunsterville sends a second contingent of troops to Baku, providing a total of 324 British soldiers to the city's defense.


[Aug. 6, 1918] As tin prices soar, manufacturers consider whether aluminum might be a substitute in cans and other applications [Little known fact: WWI is one reason why we regard aluminum as such a cheap throwaway material rather than something high grade and rare)


[Aug. 6, 1918] American colored troops excel in killing Germans — New York Times


[Aug. 6, 1918] Armenian minister speaks to Columbia University students, pleads for help amid ongoing genocide — New York Times


[Aug. 7, 1918] Backed by 5 million American soldiers, Field Marshal Foch is said to be planning the final great offensive next spring — New York Times


[Aug. 7, 1918] Federal food board suggests a limit of one pound of candy per person per order — New York Times


[Aug. 7, 1918] After U.S. government announces expansion of the draft, marriage rush begins — New York Times


[August 8th, 1918] France. Allied counter-attack cuts deep into German lines. Final push: "black day for Germany"


[August 8th- November 11th, 1918] Hundred Days Offensive, last offensive on Western Front.


[August 8th, 1918] The "Black Day of the German Army", according to Gen. Erich Ludendorff: at the battle of Amiens a massive British offensive, led by tanks, breaks the German line, inflicting 20,000 German casualties and takes 30,000 prisoners. The Germans fall back to the Hindenburg Line.


[August 8, 1918] The Battle of Picardy, August 8 - September 24, 1918


[August 8th, 1918] Battle of Amiens. German prisoners at Maricourt l'Abbe, 8 August 1918.


[August 8th, 1918] The Battle of Amiens, which marks the opening phase of the Allied Hundred Day Offensive in World War 1.





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[Aug. 8, 1918] Socialists offer candidates for practically every election district in New York City — New York Times


[August 8, 1918] My great grandmother's diary


[August 9th, 1918] Somme River. After five days of shelling, "Big Bertha" fires a final round into Paris that explodes in Aubervilliers. Falling back before the advancing Allies, the Germans dismantle the gun and haul it away to be carved up by acetylene torches.


[August 9, 1918] Return to the Front. ‘We went up via the “Chatteau-de-la Ataite”. Continued the journey at 10.30 A.M via Sailly Fontquevillers road, Brewers Track & then Communication Trenches entering Rum Trench first at a dump.’ My Grandfather (age 21) adds to his diary, Somme, France.


[August 9th, 1918] Eight Italian Ansaldo SVA biplanes of the 87 "Squadriglia "Serenimissa"", led by Gabriele d'Annunzio, fly over Vienna for 30 minutes without interference from Austro-Hungarian forces, taking photographs and dropping leaflets before returning to base without loss.


[August 9th, 1918] Corporal of the Tank Corps standing beside the camouflaged Mark V tank 'J18' of the 10th Battalion in a cornfield near Albert, 9 August 1918. The battalion was attached to the III Corps during the Battle of Amiens.


[Aug. 10, 1918] British pundits astounded by fast advance, say future combat will involve light tanks accompanied by cavalry — New York Times


[August 9th, 1918] Battle of Amiens. Captured German Maxim machine gun and a British soldier resting at the post. Note steps leading to dug-out. Malard Wood, 9 August 1918.


[August 9, 1918] My great grandmother's diary


[August 10th, 1918] Europe. Allies agree to formation of an independent American force under General John J. Pershing.


[August 10, 1918] My great grandmother's diary


[August 10, 1918] The Doughboys Make Good (illustration for August 10, 1918, Colliers magazine).


[August 10th, 1918] Canadian soldiers and the crew of a RTC Mk V tank admiring A Mauser T-Gewehr - German anti-tank rifle, during the Battle of Amiens. August 1918


[August 11th, 1918] Avesnes, France. Meeting with Kaiser Wilhelm II at the kaiser's headquarters, the stress-plagued Ludendorff states his belief that the Allies now hold the balance of power and that "the war must be ended." He offers his resignation, but the kaiser rejects it.


[August 10th, 1918] Battle of Amiens. Dead Germans on the road to chipilly after the Allied advance.


[August 11th, 1918] Western Front: Clemenceau asks Foch what his next move is. The generalissimo, who wants to keep the pressure on the enemy, answers: "Enlarge the battle, go forward as much as I can."


[August 11th, 1918] The first use of a parachute from an airplane in combat occurs when a German pilot escapes his burning Pfalz D.III after being attacked by a pilot from the Royal Air Force's No. 19 Squadron.


[August 11th, 1918] Rice riots of 1918. Suzuki Shoten in Kobe, burned during the rice riots of August 11, 1918


[Aug. 11, 1918] ‘Enemy machine guns have been very active & killed one chap, wounded three others including two Battalion Runners. Our artillery has been very active shelling all along the Front, & back to Ginchy, heavily.’ My Grandfather (age 21 yrs) adds to his diary, Somme, France.


[August 11th, 1918] Battle of Amiens. Wounded soldiers at a Field Dressing Station at Le Quesnel awaiting evacuation, 11 August 1918.


[August 11, 1918] My great grandmother's diary


[August 12, 1918] My great grandmother's diary

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[Aug. 14, 1918] Influenza is so prevalent at the French naval hospital at Brest that it closes from being overwhelmed
[Aug. 14, 1918] Spanish Influenza here, Norwegian sailors say — New York Times
[August 14th, 1918] French flying ace René Fonck shot down three German aircraft in ten seconds in a head-on attack, with all three crashing within 100 meters (328 feet) of one another near Roye, Somme, France.
[August 15, 1918] Night attack with phosphorous bombs, Gondrecourt, Aug. 15, 1918 / Signal Corps photo by Sgt. J.J. Marshall.
[Aug. 15, 1918] Man, said to be 147 years old, dies in New York hospital — New York Times
[Aug. 15, 1918] 'The public has no reason for alarm,' says New York health official, declining to institute quarantine for Spanish Influenza cases — New York Times
[Aug. 15, 1918] Scientist claims the war will be a eugenic boom for humanity — New York Times
[August 16th, 1918] Russia. A final contingent of Marshall's troops arrives in Baku, bringing the Mesopotamian Force's representation in the city to 524 troops and 20 officers.
[August 15, 1918] Interior of operating room. American Red Cross Evacuation Hospital No. 110, Coincy, France
[August 16 1918] "Negro claiming he is 147 dies at Bellevue ... William Masios said he was born in 1771, five years before the Declaration of Independence was signed"
[Aug.16, 1918] ‘I went on duty at 5 a.m. this morning, observation was fairly good and plenty of movement observed in enemy lines. Two big explosions occurred at Puiseuse-au-Mont which proved to be dugouts blown up by the enemy, evidently he is evacuating.‘ From my grandfather’s war diary, Somme.
[August 18, 1918] Wounded British soldiers of the 9th Division being attended by Royal Army Medical Corps personnel after being brought in by German prisoners during action at the Outtersteene Ridge, Meteren, West Flanders, Belgium, August 18, 1918
[August 20th, 1918] Western Front: The French army, which continues to deliver hammer blows against the beleaguered German army, has a very successful day. Mangin's Tenth Army drives forward between the Oise River and Soissons. In two days the French advance 7.4 miles.
[August 21, 1918] My great grandmother's diary
[August 22nd, 1918] Fighter pilot Frigyes Hefty of the Austro-Hungarian Air Corps successfully parachuted from his burning plane after a dogfight with Italian aircraft, becoming the first person to survive a combat parachute jump.
[August 22, 1918] The Swiss government blames the famine in Germany for propagating the 'Spanish Influenza.'
[August 25th, 1918] Berlin: Rioters destroy pictures of Kaiser.
[August 25th, 1918] Budapest: The Hungarian government expels Jews and confiscates their assets.
[August 26, 1918] Tanks and horses on the Western Front

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[August 26, 1918] New Yorkers are refusing to get excited about reports at the port of Spanish Influenza


[August 26th, 1918] Battle of Baku – The Islamic Army of the Caucasus launched a major attack on the Allied-occupied city of Baku, Azerbaijan, in what was the final offensive of the Ottoman Empire in World War One.


[August 27th, 1918] Half-page newspaper ad for the film "The Kaiser, the Beast of Berlin". Tells viewers to call police if people around them are doing things out of the ordinary.


[August 27th, 1918] Supplementary agreements to the Treaty of Brest-Litovsk are signed in Berlin; Soviet Russia agrees to pay 6 trillion marks in compensation to Germany.


[August 27, 1918] Flu Epidemic Begins in Boston


[August 28th, 1918] RAF's First U-Boat Kill


[August 29th, 1918] Officers of No. 207 Squadron RAF, at Ligescourt, 29 August 1918. In front of them, on a trolley, are the largest and smallest aerial bombs and behind them the long fuselage and two swivel gun mountings in the rear gunner's cockpit of a Handley-Page Bomber.


[August 30th, 1918] London bobbies down their truncheons


[August 31st, 1918] Russia. Following two days of shelling, the Turks attack British and Armenian positions at Stafford Hill, Warwick Castle, and Diga, outer defensive positions to the north of Baku, and capture all three.


[September 1st- 2nd, 1918] Battle of Peronne, a phase of the Battle of Mont Saint-Quentin.


[September 3rd, 1918] Somme River. After 9:00 a.m., realizing that the Germans are withdrawing, the First and Third Armies move forward in their wake nearly to the Canal du Nord. Haig orders a pause for rest and reformation before undertaking an assault on the main Hindenburg Line.


[September 3rd, 1918] Washington: The US formally recognises the nation of Czechoslovakia.


[September 4th, 1918] Washington: The War Department calls upon women to take men's jobs in munitions factories.


[September 4, 1918] Another ship from France has reached New York City with Spanish influenza


[September 4, 1918] Imagine a world without Walt Disney. How he narrowly escaped death on September 4, 1918


[September 4th, 1918] Men of the Hampshire Regiment and Army Service Corps working a propaganda balloon distributing unit. One balloon is being inflated with hydrogen and the 'release' (with leaflets attached) is being fastened to the neck of another, near Bethune, 4th September 1918.


[September 5th, 1918] Germany: Berlin and the province of Brandenburg are declared to be in a state of siege.

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[September 5, 1918] Boston, Massachusetts and the 1918-1919 Influenza Epidemic | The American Influenza Epidemic of 1918: A Digital Encyclopedia


[September 5th, 1918] Guard of the 1/5th Battalion, South Lancashire Regiment (166th Brigade, 55th Division) near Bethune, 5 September 1918.


[September 6th, 1918] Peking: Hsu Shi-chang is elected President of the Chinese Republic.


[September 6th, 1918] Troops of the 52nd (Lowland) Division with captured German MG 08/15 machine guns. Queant, 6 September 1918.


[September 7, 1918] "American Casualties Pass 46,000," Carson City Daily Appeal, Carson City, Nevada, September 7, 1918. Page 1, Column 3.


[September 7, 1918] "Gen. Pershing, just after decorating and reviewing men of the Eighty-fourth Brigade, Forty-second Division. All decorations were for bravery at Chateau Thierry. Bulligny, France. September 7, 1918."


[September 8, 1918] Entrance to United States Government War Exhibition, September 8, 1918, one quarter of a million people in attendance


[September 8th, 1918] French children with various gas masks at Marbache, 8 September 1918.




[September 9th, 1918] Field Marshal Paul von Hindenburg greeting General Pavlo Skoropadskyi, the Hetman of Ukraine, during the conference at the German General Headquarters in Spa, 9 September 1918. General Groebe is in the background.


[September 10th, 1918] Battle of Savy-Dallon, a phase of the Hundred Days Offensive.


[September 10th, 1918] Spa, Belgium. As the Western Front and German morale crumbles, Gen. Paul von Hindenburg tells the kaiser that Germany's need to negotiate the armistice is "immediate".

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[September 10th, 1918] The "First World War" (term first used) (They knew. They knew this would happen again.)




[September 11, 1918] "Serious Outbreak of Influenza in Boston," Norwich Bulletin, Norwich, Connecticut, September 11, 1918. Page 1, Column 1.


[September 11th, 1918] France: War costs to date: F138 billion.


[September 11, 1918] Order Given To Kill All Traitors; American Soldiers Told To Shoot Anyone Suggesting Surrender.


[September 12, 1918] "Spanish Influenza Her, Official Fear," New York Tribune, New York, New York, September 12, 1918. Page 3, Column 4.


[September 12th, 1918] Gen. John Pershing's US troops attack at St Mihiel, winning a remarkable victory.


[September 13, 1918] "Two Deaths Caused by Spanish Influenza," The Chattanooga News, Chattanooga, Tennessee, September 13, 1918. Page 13, Column 3.


[September 14th, 1918] Battle of Vauxaillon, a phase of the Hundred Days Offensive.


[September 14th, 1918] WWI: The Balkan front offensive by the Serbian Army begins.


[September 14th, 1918] Cleveland, Ohio. Pacifist Debs gets 10 years in prison


[September 14, 1918] "Spanish Influenza in United States," The Ogden Standard, Ogden, Utah, September 14, 1918. Page 15, Column 7.


[September 15th, 1918] London, Washington: The US and UK governments reject an Austrian peace proposal.


[September 15th- 18th, 1918] WWI – Battle of Dobro Pole in the Vardar Offensive of the Balkans Campaign: The Allied Army of the Orient defeats Bulgarian defenders.


[September 15th, 1918] A Portuguese soldier with an improvised gas alarm in Festubert, 15th September 1918.


[September 16, 1918] Today's Document: Photo. “Girls deliver ice. Heavy work that formerly belonged to men only is being done by girls. The ice girls are delivering ice on a route and their work requires brawn as well as the patriotic ambition to help.” 9/16/1918



[September 16th, 1918] GHQ Signals in the ramparts of Montreuil, 16th September 1918.


[September 17, 1918] British cavalryman crossing stream, September 17, 1918.



[September 17th, 1918] A refugee family returning to Amiens, looking at the ruins of a house, 17th September 1918.



[September 18th- 19th, 1918] Third Battle of Doiran, a phase of the Vardar Offensive, The Bulgarians halt the British and Greek advance.


[September 18th, 1918] Battle of Epehy, a phase of the Hundred Days Offensive.


[September 18th, 1918] Serbia. British and Greek troops attack, but while the Greeks take the village of Dojran, the British fail totally in their efforts to dislodge the Bulgarians from the hills above Lake Dojran.


[September 18th, 1918] Battle of Epehy. British wounded and German prisoner sharing a cigarette at an advanced dressing station near Epehy, 18 September 1918. Note captured German Maxim 08/15 (Spandau) light machine guns in the background.


[September 18th- October 17th, 1918] Battle of the Hindenburg Line, a phase of the Hundred Days Offensive. The Allies break through the German lines.

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[August 5th, 1918] France. Second Battle of the Marne ends with Allied victory.



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How the Allies Surfed to Victory on a Wave of Oil




(Counterpunch) The German advance towards Paris was halted by the French, albeit with considerable American assistance, in the famous “Second Battle of the Marne” between mid-July and early August 1918. Symbolically, however, the tide turned on August 8, when the French, British, Canadians, and Americans launched a gargantuan counterattack; the Germans troops were henceforth pushed back systematically and inexorably. Ludendorff was later to describe August 8 as the blackest day in the history of the German army.


A number of factors contributed to the failure of Ludendorff’s offensive. First, as the Germans made good progress and carved deep pockets in the Allied lines, they stretched the front line, requiring their resources in manpower and materiel to be dispersed rather than concentrated; this made their attacks less forceful, and their increasingly long flanks more vulnerable to Allied counterattacks. Second, while they inflicted huge losses on their enemies, the Germans also suffered considerable casualties: at least half a million, and possibly as many as a million, between March and July. Another factor was psychological. The German soldiers realized that the chances of victory on the Western Front were better than they had been since the beginning of the war in 1914. And they understood that their commanders had committed all available resources to ensure the offensive’s success. It was all or nothing, now or never. Paradoxically, the success of the attack was also responsible for its failure, at least partly. When the German soldiers overran British positions, they noticed that these were bursting with weapons and ammunition as well as stocks of food and drink that they themselves had not seen in years. The officers often tried in vain to incite their men to attack the next British or French line of trenches; the soldiers simply interrupted their advance to feast on canned meat, wine, and white bread.


These losses of momentum permitted the British and French to reorganize, shore up defences, and bring up reserves, many of them American soldiers, who surfaced just about everywhere to help plug gaps in the allied lines. That demoralized the Germans, who got the impression that the Allies disposed of unlimited reserves not only in food, weapons, ammunition, and all sorts of war materiel, but also in men, in “human material.” How many more times did the Germans have to attack allied positions before the enemy would capitulate? How could one defeat an enemy who commanded such inexhaustible reserves of men and equipment?


But another factor played the most important, and almost certainly most decisive role in the failure of the German offensive of 1918. If again and again the Allies succeed in bringing up the reserves in men and materiel that were needed to slow down and eventually stop the German juggernaut, it is because they disposed of thousands of trucks to do the job. 


French troops are transported by truck to the front, as shown on a bas-relief of the Monument of the Voie Sacrée near Verdun.

Photo by J. Pauwels.

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[September 19, 1918] “One Sailor Dies, 1000 Grip Cases,” Ev ending Public Ledger, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, September 19, 1918. Page 2, Column 7.


[September 19th, 1918] Battle of Tulkarm, a phase of the Battle of Sharon.


[September 19th, 1918] The Battle of Megiddo


[September 20, 1918] “Six Soldiers Die of Spanish Influenza,” The Democratic Banner, Mount Vernon, Ohio, September 20, 1918. Page 1, Column 4.


[September 20th- 21st, 1918] Battle of Nazareth, a phase of the Battle of Sharon.


[September 20, 1918] " A remarkable photograph taken at night at a Machine Gun School. The Tommies are firing while a mine explodes before their eyes." September 20, 1918.


[September 20th, 1918] French Chasseurs who will accompany the replacement troops of the US 339th Infantry Regiment on the Eastern Wharf at Dundee, 20 September 1918.


[September 21st, 1918] Battle of Nablus. Men of the 10th Regiment Chasseurs d'Afrique in the streets of Nablus, 21st September 1918.


[September 21, 1918] First reported cases of Spanish Flu in Washington state, with 11 stricken at Camp Lewis


[September 22nd, 1918] NCO testing a batch of bread for faulty baking before it goes to the bread store at an Australian Field Bakery. Rouen, France. Australian Field Bakeries (North).


[September 22, 1918] “Influenza Cases Here Fewer, but Danger Isn’t Past,” New York Tribune, New York, New York, September 22, 1918. Page 7, Column 4.


[September 23, 1918] “Spanish Influenza Epidemic in Wilmington,” The Robesonian, Lumberton, North Carolina, September 22, 1918. Page 1, Column 1.


[September 24th, 1918] The Brazilian Medical Mission lands at Marseilles, France, and supports the local population during a flu outbreak, ensuring the continuity of logistical support to the troops at the front.


[September 24th, 1918] Royal Air Force Lieutenant Colonel Richard Bell Davies makes the first true aircraft carrier landing in history, landing a Sopwith 1½ Strutter on the bare steel flight deck of HMS "Argus" in the Firth of Forth.


[September 25, 1918] Casper Record: 30,000 Cases of Influenza


[September 25, 1918] “Influenza Rampant Here,” Newark Post, Newark, Delaware, September 25, 1918. Page 1, Column 3.


[September 25, 1918] Cheyenne State Leader: Influenza epidemic is working its menace and striking hard in Army camps along the East Coast, Pagan worship and offerings to Wotan revived among Germans in their latest religious manias, Hour by Hour Great Victory Gains In Scope


[September 25th, 1918] Palestine. During the night, Australian cavalry capture Samakh near the Sea of Galilee. They find 100 dead Germans and take 364 prisoners, but lose 78 men in hand-to-hand fighting. On the far east sector of the initial front, the British capture Amman.


[September 26, 1918] First Use of the M1917 Browning Machine Gun


[September 26th, 1918] WWI: The Capture of Damascus begins, with the Charge at Irbid by the 4th Cavalry Division.


[September 26, 1918] “Preaching Social Equality - Gone,” Boguluas Enterprise, Bogalusa, Louisiana, September 26, 1918. Page 1, Column 5.


[September 27th, 1918] Berlin: Count Georg von Hertling resigns as Chancellor, having succeeded Georg Michaelis only on 1/11/17.


[September 27, 1918] “Influenza at Naval Academy Not So Severe,” Evening Capital and Maryland Gazette, Annapolis, Maryland, September 27, 1918. Page 1, Column 1.


[September 28th, 1918] Meuse-Argonne. Thirteen artillery batteries brought forward by the Germans pound American units in the Argonne Forest. Rains render supply roads nearly impassable, and the American assault falters.

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[September 28, 1918] British soldier allegedly spares the life of an injured Adolf Hitler


[Sep 28 1918] Philadelphia throws huge parade, to raise money for WW1. 200,000 people show up creating perfect conditions for Spanish Influenza. Days after parade 2,600 people had died, a week later, more than 4,500. As outbreak spread across the country 675,000 Americans would eventually die


[September 28th- October 2nd, 1918] Fifth Battle of Ypres (also known as Advance on Flanders), a phase of the Battle of the Hindenburg Line.


[September 28th, 1918] British forces attack the Hindenburg Line, deemed the strongest defensive system in Europe: they break through in just six days.


[September 29th- October 10th, 1918] WWI: Allied forces break through the Hindenburg Line. Battle of St. Quentin Canal, a phase of the Hundred Days Offensive.


[September 29th, 1918] Gen. Erich Ludendorff informs Kaiser Wilhelm II that the war is lost and that an armistice must be sought.


[September 30th, 1918] Spanish flu takes its toll in Britain


[October 1st, 1918] The US Senate rejects the Woman Suffrage Amendment, which has passed the House of Representatives.


[October 2nd, 1918] King Ferdinand of Bulgaria flees his country after its military collapse (Daily Telegraph)


[October 3, 1918] Laramie Boomerang: 36 States Report Influenza, War On It Is Progressing


[October 3, 1918] Cheyenne State Leader: Spanish Influenza Spreads to Forty-three American States


[October 3rd, 1918] King Ferdinand I of Bulgaria abdicates in the wake of the Bulgarian military collapse in WWI. He is succeeded by his son, Boris III.


[October 4th, 1918] Germany. Wilhelm II of Germany forms a new more liberal government to sue for peace.


[October 4th, 1918] Ferdinand I of Bulgaria abdicates after the defeat of Bulgarian forces in Macedonia and the signing of an armistice between Bulgaria and the Allies (30 Sept.). He is succeeded by his son, Boris III.


[October 5th, 1918] The famed French pilot Lieutenant Roland Garros, who in 1915 had become the first man to shoot down another aircraft by firing a machine gun through a tractor propeller, is shot down and killed in combat near Vouziers, France. He has four victories at the time of his death.


[October 6, 1918] Influenza is Gaining; Arizona Hit,” Bisbee Daily, Bisbee, Arizona, October 6, 1918. Page 1, Column 6.


[October 7, 1918] “Gen. Doyen is Influenza Victim,” The Washington Times, Washington, District of Columbia, October 7, 1918. Page 1, Column 4.


[October 7th, 1918] Middle East: British troops take Beirut and Sidon.


[October 7th, 1918] Washington. Wilson receives a note from the Austrian government proposing an armistice and negotiation of a peace settlement based on the president's publicly stated principles.


[October 8, 1918] “Five Die of Flu Last 24 Hours; 90 More Sick,” Seattle Star, Seattle, Washington, October 8, 1918. Page 1, Column 3.


[October 9, 1918] “24 Deaths at Jackson,” Keowee Courier, Pickens Court House, South Carolina, October 9, 1918. Page 1, Column 6.


[October 9th, 1918] German cavalryman and horse killed by shell fire, 9 October 1918.


[October 10, 1918] "No Panic Here," The Morgan City Daily Review, October 10, 1918. Page 1, Column 1.


[October 10th, 1918] Ireland. the Irish mail boat RMS "Leinster" is sunk in the Irish Sea by Imperial German Navy U-boat SM "UB-123" with the loss of over 500 lives.


[October 11th, 1918] The Imperial German Navy's air command proposes that merchant ships be converted into Germany's first aircraft carriers with flight decks.


[October 11th, 1918] Three British soldiers amusing themselves in Cambrai with the remains of a motor car, 11 October 1918.


[October 12, 1918] Cheyenne State Leader: Deaths from influenza in Army camps are now far in excess of 8,000, Influenza smites harder than Mars, 372 American soldiers lost when transport goes down off Scotland.


[October 12th, 1918] The Imperial German Navy's Naval Airship Division flies its last combat mission.


[10.12.1918] New Zealand. Troop ship RMS "Niagara" returns, carrying a number of people ill with influenza. It is not quarantined. William Massey and Joseph Ward are aboard. Although later cited as the cause of the Spanish flu epidemic, 6 persons had already died in the 3 days preceding its arrival.


[October 13, 1918] “Grip Kills 575 in Day in Philadelphia,” The Sun, New York, New York, October 13, 1918. Page 14, Column 3.

And remember my friend, future events such as these will affect you in the future.

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