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  • Prime Minister Lloyd George on the British War Aims
    5 January 1918
  • President Wilson's Fourteen Points
    8 January 1918
    A "program for peace"
  • <a href="1918/wilpeace.html">President Wilson's Address to Congress,
    Analyzing German and Austrian Peace Utterances</a>
    11 February 1918
  • <a href="1918/brestlitovsk.html">The Peace Treaty of Brest-Litovsk</a>
    3 March 1918
    Germany's treaty with Russia

  • <a href="http://www.firstworldwar.com/source/railwaycontrolact.htm">U.S. Railway Control Act</a>
    21 March 1918 <p>
  • <a href="1918/king.pdf">Letter of King George Thanking American Troops</a>
    April 1918
    (PDF file) <p>
  • <a href="http://www.firstworldwar.com/source/backstothewall.htm"> Sir Douglas Haig's "Backs to the Wall" Order</a>
    11 April 1918
    Includes a facsimile copy of the "<a href="http://www.firstworldwar.com/source/graphics/backstothewall.jpg">Special Order of the Day</a>" <p>
  • <a href="http://www.firstworldwar.com/source/bucharest1918.htm">The Treaty of Bucharest</a>
    7 May 1918
    Romania's forced treaty with Germany (later declared void)</a> <p>
  • <a href="1918/usspy.html">The U.S. Sedition Act</a>
    16 May 1918
    Including amendments to the <a href="http://www.firstworldwar.com/source/espionageact.htm">1917 Espionage Act</a>
        which was subsequently repealed in 1921. <p>
  • <a href="1918/amicome.html">The Allied Appeal for Rapid American Assistance</a>
    May - June, 1918 <p>
  • <a href="1918/belleau.html">Americans Take Belleau Wood</a>
    9 - 10 June 1918 <p>
  • <a href="1918/archangl.html">U.S. Participation in the Archangel Expedition</a>
    17 July 1918
    As <a href="http://www.mtholyoke.edu/acad/intrel/doc32.htm">detailed by Secretary of State Robert Lansing</a> <p>
  • <a href="http://user.cs.tu-berlin.de/~ohherde/thaer.htm">From the Diary Notes of Oberst Thaer
    [on Ludendorff's Acceptance of Defeat]</a>
    1 October 1918
    (German original)
  • <a href="1918/thaereng.html">From the Diary Notes of Oberst Thaer
    [on Ludendorff's Acceptance of Defeat]</a>
    1 October 1918
    (English translation) <p>
  • <a href="1918/allies14.html">The Allies' Conditional Acceptance of the Fourteen Points</a>
    5 November 1918
    Following a <a href="http://www.mtholyoke.edu/acad/intrel/doc31.htm">memorandum of interpretation</a> by Colonel Edward House
    Emphasizing the concept of a postwar "league of nations" <p>
  • <a href="1918/syria.html">Anglo-French Joint Statement of Aims in Syria and Mesopotamia</a>
    7 November 1918 <p>
  • <a href="1918/socdemult.html">Ultimatum by the Social Democrats</a>
    7 November 1918 <p>
  • <a href="1918/prearmistice.html">The Allies' Armistice Demands</a>
    10 November 1918
    Accepted by Germany the next morning,
    at 11 a.m. on 11/11/1918 <p>
  • <a href="1918/nytend.html">The New York Times Reports the End of the War</a>
    9 - 11 November 1918 <p>
  • <a href="1918/willyabd.html"> Abdication Proclamation of Wilhelm II</a>
    28 November 1918 <p>
  • <a href="http://www.firstworldwar.com/source/haig_despatches.htm"> Sir Douglas Haig's Despatches as British Commander-in-Chief</a>
    1916 - 1919 <p>
  • <a href="1917/secret.html">History of Intelligence (B), British Expeditionary Force in France</a>
    January 1917 - April 1919 </ul>



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