On this day, Wed Oct 31 17:45:18 +0000 2018, One Hundred Years Ago


The Battleship ‘Viribus Unitis’ is torpedoed whilst at anchor in Pola by an Italian torpedo boat despite the fact that it has been handed to the South-Slavs and is no longer a Central Powers ship.
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On this day, Tue Oct 30 20:40:13 +0000 2018, One Hundred Years Ago


Kaiser Wilhelm leaves Berlin and heads to the Belgian town of Spa. He is under pressure to abdicate in favour of his son. Other options discussed by his advisors include seeking a glorious death at the front.
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On this day, Tue Oct 30 14:10:25 +0000 2018, One Hundred Years Ago


General Pershing expresses his fear that an armistice with Germany will give them breathing space to prepare to continue the fight in the spring. Lloyd George and Clemenceau disagree, believing they are able to impose punishing terms to prevent this.
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