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Die Nachrichten vom 11. Februar

1914

1915
Erfreulicher Fortgang der Kämpfe in Ostpreußen
Die Bukowina bis zur Suczawa vom Feinde gesäubert
Vormarsch auf Czernowitz
Der Kaiser bei der Armee Mackensen
Der Austausch der Gefangenen
König Ludwig III. über den Krieg

1916
Französische Gegenangriffe bei Vimy abgeschlagen
Der englische Kreuzer "Arabis" versenkt
Tirana von den k. u. k. Truppen besetzt

1917
Abgewiesene englische Angriffe im Ancre-Gebiet
Neue U-Boot-Beute
Gescheiterte italienische Gegenstöße im Görzischen

1918
Heftige Teilkämpfe an der flandrischen Front
Der Kaiser über den ersten Friedensschluß
Luftangriffe auf das deutsche Heimatgebiet im Monat Januar
Der Zusatzvertrag zum ukrainischen Friedensvertrag
Rücktritt des rumänischen Kabinetts Bratianu

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February 11

1918 Russia’s General Kaledin commits suicide

Russian General Alexei Maximovitch Kaledin, a commander of Russian forces during World War I and a staunch opponent of the Bolsheviks, commits suicide on this day in 1918.

Kaledin, born in 1861, was the son of a Don Cossack officer who early on began a military career of his own. The Cossacks, a group of soldier-peasants of mostly Russian and Ukrainian stock who lived mainly on the steppes that began north of the Black Sea and Caucasus Mountains and extended eastward to the Altai Mountains in Siberia, established the virtually independent Don Cossack republic along the Don River in 1635. By the mid-19th century it had been taken over by the czarist government, which granted the Cossacks special privileges in return for military service. In later years, the empire used Cossack troops as a border patrol and as a special force to quell internal unrest, including the suppression of the Revolution of 1905.

In 1915, Kaledin served with the celebrated general Alexei Brusilov on the front in Galicia (in western Ukraine, then part of the Austro-Hungarian empire) and went on to earn great acclaim as commander of the Eighth Army at the Battle of Lutsk in June 1916. This battle launched the spectacularly successful Brusilov Offensive, in which the Russians retook more than 15,000 square miles of territory on the Eastern Front, costing the Central Powers 315,000 casualties and 450,000 POWs, and nearly knocking Austria-Hungary out of the war.

Shortly after the February Revolution in 1917—during which the Cossacks refused to be used again by the czar’s government to suppress rebellion—Kaledin came out against military reforms proposed by the new provisional government, leading to his dismissal from the army in May 1917. He subsequently returned to the Don Cossack region, where he became a leader of the local government, which shared his preference for a return to autonomous rule in the region.

In the aftermath of the Bolshevik ascent to power in November 1917, the Don Cossack region asserted its virtual independence from the Soviet state, becoming a haven for political and military figures who had been effectively exiled because of their opposition to the Bolsheviks. Kaledin supported these refugees and oversaw the formation of an anti-Bolshevik army. Almost immediately, the Bolsheviks sent their own military force to take back the region, viewing the Cossacks as a threat to their successful consolidation of power. Facing an army that severely outnumbered their own, the newly formed Don Cossack government voted to submit to the Soviets, despite Kaledin’s protests. Upon the vote, Kaledin resigned his position, walked into the next room, and ended his life with a single gunshot to the chest.
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Der Kaiser über den ersten Friedensschluß

Berlin, 11. Februar. (Amtlich.)
Seine Majestät der Kaiser hat an den Reichkanzler Dr. Grafen v. Hertling folgendes Telegramm gerichtet:
Die Meldung von dem Abschluß des Friedens mit der Ukraine habe ich mit dem Gefühl tiefster Dankbarkeit gegen Gott empfangen, der in diesen schweren Zeiten seine schützende Hand in sichtbarer Weise über Deutschland gehalten hat. Ich beglückwünsche Eure Exzellenz von Herzen zu dem bedeutungsvollen Erfolge Ihrer Politik und hoffe, daß der eben gezeichnete Vertrag die Grundlage ersprießlicher Beziehungen zwischen den Verbündeten und dem neuen Reiche wird. Nach Jahren härtester Kämpfe mit einer Welt von Feinden ist der uns umklammernde Ring dank der Siege unseres unvergleichlichen Heeres gesprengt und das Wort vom Frieden Wirklichkeit geworden. Zum ersten Male erscheint das Ende des gigantischen Ringens in greifbarere Nähe gerückt. Das deutsche Volk aber wird, des bin ich gewiß, freudigen Geistes und mit jener unwiderstehlichen Kraft, die ihm sein gutes Gewissen, die Geschlossenheit im Innern und der Glaube an seine Zukunft verleihen, zusammen mit seinen treuen Verbündeten auch die weiteren Aufgaben erfüllen, die ihm dieser Krieg noch stellen mag. gez. Wilhelm, I. R. 1)
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Letters from Tsar Nicholas to Tsaritsa Alexandra - February 1916

Telegram. Stavka. 11 February, 1916.

Arrived at 4 o'clock. Was met by all the commanders. The conference will begin at 6 o'clock. Clear, cold, sunny weather. Many thanks for dear letter yesterday evening. I embrace you tenderly

Nicky.

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President Wilson's Address to Congress, Analyzing German and Austrian Peace Utterances

Delivered in Joint Session, February 11, 1918

Gentlemen of the Congress:

On the eighth of January I had the honor of addressing you on the objects of the war as our people conceive them. The Prime Minister of Great Britain had spoken in similar terms on the fifth of January. To these addresses the German Chancellor replied on the twenty-fourth and Count Czernin, for Austria, on the same day. It is gratifying to have our desire so promptly realized that all exchanges of views on this great matter should be made in the hearing of all the world.

Count Czernin's reply, which is directed chiefly to my own address of the eighth of January, is uttered in a very friendly tone. He finds in my statement a sufficiently encouraging approach to the views of his own Government to justify him in believing that it furnishes a basis for more detailed discusssion of purposes by the two Governments. He is represented to have intimated that the views he was expressing had been communicated to me beforehand and that I was aware of them at the time he was uttering them; but in this I am sure he was misunderstood. I had received no intimation of what he intended to say. There was, of course no reason why he should communicate privately with me. I am quite content to be one of his public audience.

Count von Hertling's reply is, I must say, very vague and very confusing. It is full of equivocal phrases and leads it is not clear where.

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Response to Woodrow Wilsons Speech of 11 February 1918

The speech given by British Foreign Secretary and former Prime Minister Arthur Balfour in response to U.S. President Woodrow Wilson's speech of 11 February 1918, given to the House of Commons on 27 February 1918.

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HMS Arethusa (1913)

HMS Arethusa was the name ship of the Arethusa class of light cruisers. She was laid down at Chatham Dockyard in October 1912, launched on 25 October 1913, and commissioned in August 1914 as flotilla leader for the Harwich Destroyer flotillas.

She went on to see a considerable amount of action during the First World War. On 28 August 1914 she fought at the Battle of Heligoland Bight, flying the flag of Commodore Reginald Tyrwhitt. She was seriously damaged by the German cruisers SMS Frauenlob and SMS Stettin and had to be towed home. On 25 December of that year, Arethusa took part in the Cuxhaven Raid and on 24 January 1915 she fought at the Battle of Dogger Bank (1915). Later in the same year she was transferred to the 5th Light Cruiser squadron of the Harwich force. In September 1915 she captured four German trawlers.

On 11 February 1916 she struck a mine off Felixstowe claimed to have been laid by UC-7, drifted ashore before she could be rescued and broke her back.

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Commons Sitting of February 11, 1915: BRITISH PRISONERS IN GERMANY.

Mr. BUTCHER asked the number of British subjects of military age now interned in Germany, and the number of such subjects now in Germany not so interned?

Sir E. GREY It is understood that there are about 5,000 British subjects of military age now interned in Germany, but owing to the fact that no proper list of such persons has been furnished by the German Government, it is not possible to give definite figures. It is impossible as yet to give the number of British subjects of military age who are not interned, but the German Government have recently stated that a number of such persons are left at liberty in Germany, and that some hundreds of British subjects have been released from Ruhleben. The United States Ambassador has been requested to endeavour to obtain a list of such persons.

Mr. MACMASTER asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs whether British prisoners of war in Germany are subjected to insult because they are British; and whether they receive worse treatment than the Russian and French prisoners?

The UNDER-SECRETARY of STATE for WAR (Mr. Tennant) From numerous communications received and reports of an officer who escaped, there is reason to fear that this is a fact.

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Bomwerpers en mortieren van het Nederlandse leger 1914-1918: De laatste eigen ontwerpen
door drs J.R. Verbeek

... Ook de ontwerper zelf, in zijn functie van Commandant van de Oefenings-Afdeling, zat niet stil bij de verdere vervolmaking van de door hem ontworpen granaatwerper. In plaats van zich echter te beperken tot de systematische oplossing van de ondervonden problematiek, trachtte hij nu in eens voor alles een oplossing te vinden en daarbij tevens nog de dracht van het wapen aanzienlijk te vergroten. Op 11 februari 1918 meldde de Majoor van Essen dat het mogelijk was gebleken door verlenging van de vuurmond en het gebruik van een meer geschikte soort buskruit een dracht van 1200 meter en meer te bereiken met een projectiel van 2,75 kilogram. Het werd hierdoor noodzakelijk om de affuit te wijzigen teneinde een grotere stabiliteit bij het schieten te verkrijgen...

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N. Krupskaya: "To Lenin’s Sister Anna"
Written: 11 February, 1914. Letter sent from Krakow to St. Petersburg

Dear Anya,

The periodical for women is developing sporadically solar. Moscow has promised to arrange a social evening to get money for it, but I don’t know whether it will come off. Supplements to the newspaper would cost more and not less- A journal would have an organising significance and in that respect is better than supplements. In St. Petersburg they say "a hundred rubles is not money". I don’t know about that, but somehow we start everything without money. When the first issue appears, perhaps it will be possible to get some, although, I repeat, I don’t see any in the offing.

I am very worried about how the editorial side will be arranged. Things so far are ill a bad way because there are two of us here and two more in Paris, but as far as the fifth member of the board is concerned things are not so simple. There are some very competent people in Paris. You know Lyudmila. The other is still more reliable as far as principles are concerned and whatever she undertakes she does well.[The Parisians were Lyudmila Stal and Inessa Armand.—Editor.] I should like the Parisians to co-opt a third person and have an editorial office there, but somehow this is not being done. The actual editorial office will be in Russia, of course. I do not think this at all important because the matter is such an elementary one that it will not be difficult to come to an agreement. At first there will be some slight confusion, then we shall talk matters over and in the end we shall be able to work together and everything will be all right. And the disadvantage is that we are not all competent literary workers, and some of our ideas may not be expresned clearly …. Still, I hope everything will turn out all right. Please write more about this matter.

A few days ago I read through all the articles in our newspapers about women’s affairs and saw that the insurance campaign had made the question of women very prominent. I have sent a short article on this issue today. If only I were a competent writer-nothing comes out the way I want it to. While you are writing a thing it. seems good, but when you see it in print you are ashamed to look at it.

I am worried about the article for Prosveszcheniye.[Krupskaya’s article “Results of the Congress on Public Education” was published in 1914 in Prosveshcherdye No. 1.—Editor.] It is written exclusively from newspaper articles, and from very few newspapers at that. The resolutions were reported everywhere very differently and many factual errors may easily have crept in. Apart from that, the article was written at a time when I was feeling very ill and the work did not go well. Then they wrote to me that E. K.[’ It is not known whom this refers to.—Editor]would write about the congress. His reports were the best. I was very pleased, but it was my article that appeared. So there you are.

So please let me have the details about the periodical for women, ’think you will get down to it seriously. It may develop into something big. At any rate i am beginning to get an appetite for it.

Nadya

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Ballonvaart...

February 11, 1914: H. Berliner set a distance record for balloons over land by flying 1,890 miles from Bitterfeldt, Germany to Kirgischano, Russia.

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11 February 1915

Western Front: Further repulse of Germans at Marie Therese work.

Eastern Front: Germans take Serpets (north-west Poland), but are repulsed at Kosziowa.

Naval and Overseas Operations: Cargo of S.S. "Wilhelmina" seized and placed in Prize Court.

Political, etc.: U.S.A. Notes to the United Kingdom on the use of neutral flag and to Germany on the conditions of the submarine "blockade".

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THE SECOND ASSAULT ON THE OSOWIEC FORTRESS, 11th FEBRUARY - 7th MARCH 1915 - SUMMARY

Anatol Wap

In the result of the German winter offensive in East Prussia, which started on 7th February 1915, units of the Russian 10th army were forced to retreat. German troops pushed towards the area of Grajewo. The IIIrd Siberian Corps withdrawing in heavy fights abandoned not evacuated Grajewo. In order to relieve and make the withdrawal of the Siberian units easier, as well as to evacuate Grajewo, a battle group under the command of Gen. Omiljanowicz was formed from the part of the Osowiec garrison. Its task was to seize and maintain the area of Grajewo. The group waged fights in the area of Grajewo from 11th to 15th February. On 15 February, in the evening, superior German forces compelled the Russian to abandon Grajewo and retreat to the Białaszewo advanced position.

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Sir Walter Barttelot, 3rd Baronet

Sir Walter Balfour Barttelot, 3rd Baronet DSO (22 March 1880 – 23 October 1918) was of the Barttelot Baronetcy and grandson of Sir Walter Barttelot, 1st Baronet. (...)

With the outbreak of the First World War, Barttelot initially served in France with the 4th (Reserve) Battalion Coldstream Guards, from 12 August 1914, where he was wounded at the Battle of the Aisne and also awarded the French Croix de guerre. He was then appointed a General Staff Officer, Grade III on 11 February 1915 and was concerned with coastal defence around Portland, and served in the ill-fated Gallipoli Campaign from July 1915, where he was promoted major on 1 September 1915.

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WarChron - February 1915 - East Prussia - Poland - Galacia

On 11 February, German forces took Serpets in northwest Poland, but were repulsed at Kosziowa.

On the Southwest Front, the Austro-Hungarians reached the line of the Sereth River. The Tsar arrived at Sevastopol for a two day visit. While there he inspected units of the Black Sea Fleet. On the 13th he visited a hospital at Ekaterinoslav.

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Angels of Mons

During 1915, there were strong rumours that British and French troops had been miraculously protected from the Germans during their retreat from Mons late in August 1914. The earliest allusions are in letters written by Brigadier-General John Charteris on 5 September 1914 and 11 February 1915, though only published in 1931:

[5 September 1914] Then there is the story of the ‘Angels of Mons’ going strong through the 2nd Corps, of how the Angel of the Lord on the traditional white horse, and clad all in white with flaming sword, faced the advancing Germans at Mons and forbade their further progress. Men's nerves and imaginations play weird pranks in these strenuous times. All the same the angel at Mons interests me. I cannot find out how the legend arose.

[11 February 1915] I have been at some trouble to trace the rumour to its source. The best I can make of it is that some religiously minded man wrote home that the Germans halted at Mons, AS IF an Angel of the Lord had appeared in front of them. In due course the letter appeared in a Parish Magazine, which in time was sent back to some other men at the front. From them the story went back home with the ‘as if’ omitted, and at home it went the rounds in its expurgated form. [At GHQ (1931), 25-6, 75].

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1913 London: Transgressing the UndergrounD map

The further extension of the Bakerloo from Paddington northwards to Queens Park was then delayed by the war-time shortage of labour. It eventually opened on 11th February 1915.

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President of Germany (1919–1945)

The Reichspräsident was the German head of state under the Weimar constitution, which was officially in force from 1919 to 1945. In English he was usually simply referred to as the President of Germany. The German title Reichspräsident literally means "President of the Reich", the term Reich referring to the federal nation state established in 1871. (...)


Friedrich Ebert, president in 1919-1925, painted by Lovis Corinth in 1924

The first office-holder, the Social Democrat Friedrich Ebert was elected by the National Assembly on 11 February 1919 on a provisional basis.

Ebert intended to stand in presidential elections in 1922 when the outcry about assassination of Walther Rathenau seemed to generate a pro-republican atmosphere. However, National Liberal politician Gustav Stresemann persuaded the other centrist parties that the situation was still too turbulent to hold elections. Hence, the Reichstag extended Ebert's term to June 30th 1925, a move that contravened the constitution's text but was passed by two-thirds of the Reichstag, the majority needed for changes or deviations from the constitution. Ebert died in office in February 1925.

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Joe Crocker - Private, U.S. Army

322nd Infantry Regiment, 81st Division
Entered the Service from: Alabama
Died: February 11, 1919
Buried at: Plot B Row 10 Grave 24
Aisne-Marne American Cemetery
Belleau, France

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USS Conyngham

At the Boston Navy Yard, Charlestown, Massachusetts, 11 February 1919.
Photographed by J. Crosby, Naval Photographer, 11 Portland St., Boston, Mass.

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About The Scottish Police Federation

Norman Morrison was born on 21st October 1869 in Shawbost on the Isle of Lewis. He was one of a family of nine and had little or no formal education. He joined the City of Glasgow Police aged 19, transferred to Argyll County Police and was stationed in Oban. He was ‘sacked’, reinstated, successfully challenged a decision to retire him on ill-health and eventually retired as a sergeant with over 30 years service in 1922. He later became a Doctor of Science and Fellow of the Zoological Society of Scotland. What has this to do with the Scottish Police Federation? Norman Morrison, more than any other police officer in Scotland, was responsible for the creation of the SPF.

Prior to 1919, pay and conditions for police officers were poor. In 1911, with others, Norman Morrison began to campaign for improvements such as a weekly rest day! Police pay was equivalent to that for agricultural and unskilled labourers. In 1913, a National Union of Police and Prison Officers was formed. The authorities were unhappy to say the least that police officers were members of the Union. On 11th February 1919, Norman Morrison was summoned to see the chief constable and told,

'You have five minutes to consider your withdrawal from the Union. Either withdraw now or tender your resignation from the Service'

Norman Morrison ‘chose’ resignation. The chief constable instructed him to write out his compulsory resignation there and then. Two constables, Archibald Campbell and James Ross were similarly treated. The people of Oban were outraged at the actions of the chief constable and held a meeting in support of Norman Morrison and his colleagues. The community wrote to the Prime Minister in protest at the dismissals and a week later the men were reinstated. Throughout Britain similar unrest over police pay and conditions was apparent. In July 1919, a short and frankly poorly supported police strike took place. Government eventually realised it had to act to resolve the situation.

The Police Act, 1919 outlawed police membership of unions and created the Scottish Police Federation. It stated:
'For the purposes of enabling the members of the Police Forces to consider and bring to the notice of the police authorities and the Secretary of State all matters affecting their welfare and efficiency … there shall be established in accordance with the Schedule to this Act an organisation to be called the Police Federation….'

Norman Morrison was transferred away from Oban following his reinstatement, undoubtedly as a punishment for challenging the authorities. The same authorities tried unsuccessfully to retire him on ill-health when he acknowledged he suffered ‘insomnia’. Speaking about the day he ‘resigned’, he recalled that he faced an order to vacate his police house within a week and there were no available houses in Oban or in other nearby towns for him, his wife and four children – “Yet I had my convictions and principles at stake, and the man who barters his principles for material gain is, in my opinion, on the same level as the beasts of the field.”

http://www.spf.org.uk/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=52&Itemid=54
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The New York Times, February 11, 1919

Thirty-nine members of the National Woman's Party are tried for burning the president in effigy. Twenty-five women, including Lucy Burns, are sentenced to five days in jail. Another woman receives a two-day sentence. All the jailed women plan to begin a hunger strike.

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The 55th Battalion's lines around Wytschaete in the Messines Area of the Western Front, 11 February 1918

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Grey River Argus , 11 February 1918: 'Italian Front'

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The Suffrage Celebration.
The Guardian, Monday 11 February 1918

Manchester has done well to be the first city to celebrate by a meeting of rejoicing the passing of women's suffrage into law.
It is in truth a great and transforming event, and is destined to have deeper effects on the life of the country than the war of the out of which it partly sprang. Manchester, moreover, is the home of the suffrage movement. Jacob Bright headed that movement, just as John Bright headed the earlier movement for democratising the electorate of men. But John Bright, mighty and successful as was his advocacy, never added so many male electors to the roll as have now been added women.

Strangely enough, Manchester was the first home of both branches of the suffrage movement, profoundly as these were opposed in spirit and in policy, and though no militants took part in yesterday's celebration, Manchester none the less gave birth to their movement. It is a great victory, and the stepping stone, it may be, to greater. For the vote, in itself is nothing; it is valuable only for what it symbolises and may bring. It is first and foremost a signal recognition of human equality-let no one object that women have not yet even got the vote on quite the same terms as men; that battle is even now virtually won, and, like every such recognition, will bring strength and sweetness in its train.

Many good reforms, we doubt not, will follow from it; many inequalities and injustices will be redressed. But above and beyond all such partial gains will stand the fact that the woman enters for the first time as full partner with the man into the life and economy of the State. From that everything follows-her dignity, her usefulness, the means for full self-development and achievement.

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T. E. Lawrence, Report 11 February 1918

FIRST REPORTS FROM TAFILA - Arab Bulletin, 11 February 1918

Tafila had surrendered on the 15th after a little fighting, and the number of Turks captured there was 150 Major Lawrence, writing from there on the 22nd, reported that the inhabitants were divided into two hostile factions, who were much afraid of each other, and there was shooting in the streets every night. Flour and barley were very dear and difficult to find, and there was a serious lack of mules and camels. The Sherifian officers, however, were arranging to police the town and organize supplies. The situation was complicated by the presence of a colony of Moors, who had been besieged by the Arabs, and a party of seventeen [1,700!] destitute but, apparently, well fed Armenians.

A force of local Arabs, under Sherif Abdullah el-Faiz and Hamud es-Sufi, of the Terabin (adds Major Lawrence) had gone to Mezraa, on the Dead Sea, to block any leakage of supplies westwards from Kerak; while Sherif Mastur was going northward to Sell el-Hesa, about half-way between Kerak and Tafila. Letters have been sent to the Kerak Arabs, whose attitude was doubtful. Rifaifan, the head of the Mujaliyah, was believed to be pro-Turkish, but Husein el-Tura, the other leading sheikh, was secretly pro-Sherifian.

News has since been received of the occupation of Mezraa by the Arabs, who captured sixty prisoners, including two officers, and burnt a launch and six sailing boats.

On 26 January a large force of Turks from Kerak attacked the Arabs at Seil el-Hesa, where severe fighting took place. This resulted in a brilliant victory for the Arabs, who killed 500 of the enemy and captured 250, including Hamid Bey, the O.C. 48th Division. Only about fifty Turks escaped in the direction of Kerak, and all officers were killed or captured. The spammer consisted of two powerful Austrian mountain guns, nine automatic rifles, twenty-three machine-guns (including fifteen German Maxim machine-guns) and 800 rifles. About 200 mules and horses were also taken and distributed among the Bedouin.

http://www.telawrence.net/telawrencenet/letters/1918/180211_first_reports_from_tafila.htm
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100 (Bomber) Squadron

100 (Bomber) Squadron, Royal Flying Corps, officially came into being on the 23rd of February 1917, at South Farnborough aerodrome in Hampshire, although the order authorising the formation of 100 Squadron (originally intended to be numbered 300 Squadron) was issued by the War Office on the 11th of February 1917. The nucleus of the Squadron was formed from 51 Squadron, one of the units in the Home Defence Wing and stationed at Hingham in Norfolk. 51 Squadron were equipped with the Royal Aircraft Factory F.E.2b, and it would be with this aircraft that 100 Squadron would be equipped.

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Macedonia 1917 (The 11th Battalion Worcestershire)

In Macedonia, it will be remembered, the winter of 1916-17 had closed down upon deadlock as complete as that on the ‘Western Front’. After completing their conquest of Serbia, the Bulgarian forces had entrenched themselves strongly among the mountainous ridges of the former Serbo-Greek frontier. In front of these entrenchments the advance of the Allied forces had been brought to a standstill; and after some minor operations both sides had settled down into what were virtually winter quarters.

The severity of the Balkan winter kept both sides immobile during the months of January and February. During those months the 11th Worcestershire alternated between the forward trenches near “Horseshoe Hill” and the reserve trenches near Chuguntsi. There was very little to choose between the two sets of trenches as regards discomfort and but little to choose between them as regards danger. Shell fire was only spasmodic, and patrolling brought little loss. The only active operation during this period was a raid carried out on the 11th February 1917, by the 10th Devons, on the right flank of the Battalion, against the Petit Couronné; which brought the 11th Worcestershire much excitement but fortunately no casualties.

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Extract from a letter by Ethel Cooper, an Australian living in Germany, dated 11 February 1917

Any other people on earth would rise against a Government that had reduced it to such misery, but these folk seem to have no spirit left. Of course, there are no men, except those in uniform, and nearly all of the sturdy women are working for the Government too, I mean all of the poorer class, and so are under control. What one sees in uniform now passes belief – there is nothing that is too unfit – they take everything.

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February 11, 1916: Birth control pioneer arrested

Emma Goldman, a crusader for women's rights and social justice, is arrested in New York City for lecturing and distributing materials about birth control. She was accused of violating the Comstock Act of 1873, which made it a federal offense to disseminate contraceptive devices and information through the mail or across state lines. In addition to advocating for women's reproductive rights, Goldman, who was later convicted and spent time in jail, was a champion of numerous controversial causes and ideas, including anarchism, free speech and atheism. Nicknamed "Red Emma," the forward-thinking Goldman was arrested multiple times for her activist activities.

Goldman was born into a poor Jewish family in Russia in 1869. She fled her homeland as a teenager in 1885 and ended up in Rochester, New York. There she was employed at a factory and became involved in the labor movement, protesting poor working conditions and advocating for unions and an eight-hour workday. She was influenced by the Haymarket Riot in Chicago in 1886, in which a rally organized by anarchist workers turned into a violent confrontation with police. The anarchists were later convicted and four were hanged. Goldman later relocated to New York City, where she joined the anarchist movement and was romantically linked to anarchist and fellow Russian Alexander Berkman. In 1892, Berkman attempted to kill Henry Clay Frick, the owner of Carnegie Steel, following a violent workers' strike in Homestead, Pennsylvania. Berkman was sent to prison, but Goldman, who was believed to have known about the plan, went free due to a lack of evidence.

In New York, Goldman spent time working as a nurse and midwife among the poor. Her experiences convinced her that birth control was essential to women improving their lives and achieving economic and sexual equality. Goldman, a skilled writer, editor and orator, spoke publicly about contraception and was a mentor to Margaret Sanger, the birth-control pioneer who founded the organization that would become Planned Parenthood. In 1916, Sanger opened America's first birth-control clinic in Brooklyn, New York; law enforcement officials shut it down after 10 days. Sanger opened the first legal clinic in the United States in 1923. In 1936, in an amendment to the Comstock Act, American doctors gained the legal right to prescribe and distribute contraceptive devices through the mail and across state lines. In 1960, the FDA approved the first sale of a birth-control pill.

In addition to advocating for women's reproductive rights, Goldman was an anti-war crusader. In 1917, she was arrested, along with Berkman, for protesting America's involvement in World War I and the draft. Both spent two years in prison and were then deported back to Russia. Goldman lived the rest of her life in Russia, Europe and Canada, and died in Toronto in 1940 at age 70. She was buried in the German Waldheim Cemetery, near Chicago, the burial place of the Haymarket anarchists and other political radicals.

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VERDUN - Het Duitse offensief van 21 februari

In de nacht van 11 op 12 februari 1916 werden de Duitse troepen in stelling gebracht maar door de slechte weersomstandigheden werd de aanval uitgesteld tot 21 februari. Waarschijnlijk heeft dit uitstel Frankrijk gered van de nederlaag: de twee Franse divisies die op het allerlaatste moment ter versterking aan het Verdun-front waren toegewezen konden daardoor nog in stelling worden gebracht en ook konden er in allerijl nog defensieve verbeteringen worden aangebracht.

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Richard Huelsenbeck (1892-1974)

Born on 23 April 1892 in Frankenau, Hessen, Germany, died 1974. Late in his life he lived in New York under the name of Charles R. Hulbeck and practised Jungian psycho-analysis. Took a prominent part in the foundation of the Zürich and Berlin dada movements. He had been an expressionist poet and writer. Came to Zürich in February 1916 as a ware-resistor and immediately came into contact with the "Cabaret Voltaire." He returned to Berlin in January, 1917, initiating the Dada group there. Hugo Ball wrote of him, in his "Escape from Time," on 11 February 1916:

"Huelsenbeck has arrived. He pleads for an intensification of rhythm (Negro rhythm). He would best love to drum literature and to perdition."

http://members.peak.org/~dadaist/English/Graphics/huelsenbeck.html
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Letter from Dr W.R. Blore M.C. RAMC

This is what remains of a long letter from Dr W.R. Blore M.C. RAMC sent on 11th Feb 1916, from Egypt to his Mother. It describes the monotony of life there after the evacuation from Suvla Bay, Gallipoli, about his trips to the dentist, trips to Alex [Alexandria] to the officers' clubs there. There is also the description of an officer's notification of the award of the M.C. at Suvla Bay - and how many M.O.s [medical officers] seem to 'make a hobby of going out to [the] wounded when any normal man would get killed as soon as he showed himself...' [The Military Cross was awarded to Blore himself.] Blore continues weighing up the risks to the many of an ambulance or medical staff being lost in these ventures. He describes his actions on 21st August when he was with a stretcher party which came under fire from snipers or from the trenches, quite a few of his comrades were hit, and Blore feels partly responsible for this.

Blore also describes his work during the landings at Suvla Bay - in the dressing station. The landing itself - at the wrong beach is also mentioned including the resulting march with their stores to the right location. Page 8 includes a small sketch of Suvla Bay and the location of the dressing stations etc. as well as his first experiences of being bombed.

Also part of this collection are all Blore's letters home, his notebooks from his service as a doctor at Suvla Bay, Gallipoli, and on the Western Front - as well as his sleeping bag and many other artefacts including a photo of Blore outside his dugout at Suvla Bay.

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The Diary of Arthur L. Linfoot - 58th Field Ambulance, R.A.M.C.

11 February 1918; Monday - Up about 7.30. Not much to do all day. Sent “Artemis” down to †safe bed†. Glorious day. Not many patients in.

https://www.arthurlinfoot.org.uk/2018/02/11/11-february-1918-monday/
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Lycett William Ernest - Ordinary Seaman - J/43431

H.M.S "Cullist" Royal Navy Son of Edward and Winifred Lycett, of 61 Herbert St, Stafford St, Wolverhampton. Killed in action with submarine in Irish Sea. Died - 11 February, 1918. Aged - 18. Memorial - Portsmouth Naval Memorial - Hampshire, United Kingdom.

William was serving on HMS Cullist, a "Q" ship. These ships were used as decoy vessels to engage and, hopefully, destroy U boats preying on merchant shipping fleets. Unfortunately, the run of luck enjoyed by HMS Cullist ran out on Febrary 11th 1918 when, following a surprise attack, the ship was torpedoed and sank within minutes. The attacking U-boat, U-97, came to the surface and the crew tried to locate Lt.Cdr.Simpson. Although he was wounded and in the water, the submarine's crew could not locate him and thought he had been killed in action. The U-boat commander then took a number of prisoners of war on board to prove his victory and left the combat zone. The remaining personnel were later picked up by the trawler James Green. Of the total of 70 crewmembers, 43 were killed in action, amongst them was William Ernest Lycett (1st cousin, 2x removed). William's body was never recovered for burial.

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Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's arrival at The Chevrons Club (11 february 1918)

The newsreel shows the arrival of Sir Francis Lloyd, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle and Lord Derby at The Chevrons Club for the opening ceremony.

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President Wilson’s Four principles, February 11, 1918

1. Each part of the final settlement must be based upon the essential justice of that particular case and upon such adjustments as are most likely to bring a peace that will be permanent.

2. Peoples and provinces are not to be bartered about from sovereignty to sovereignty as if they were mere chattels and pawns in a game, even the great game, now forever discredited, of the balance of power.

3. Every territorial settlement involved in this war must be made in the interest and for the benefit of the populations concerned, and not as a part of any mere adjustment or compromise of claims amongst rival states.

4. All well defined national aspiration shall be accorded the utmost satisfaction that can be accorded them without introducing new or peculating old elements of discord and antagonism that would be likely in time to break the peace of Europe and consequently of the world.

https://www.ssew.nl/exhibit-3-president-wilsons-four-principles-february-11-1918
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Birmingham Daily Post, Monday 11 February 1918

BIRMINGHAM WOMEN DEMAND PEACE WITH HONOUR - THE ELIGIBLE MUNITION WORKERS.

Birmingham women yesterday afternoon, at a meeting at the Town Hall, testified in unmistakable manner their determination to do all they can to carry on the war to a successful issue. The meeting—presided over Miss Annie Kenney—was organised by the Women’s Party.

Miss Christabel Pankhurst moved the following resolution: “That this mass meeting of women supports the Government man-power proposals, which provide that eligible men hitherto exempt from military service shall take their place in the fighting ranks, and so make it possible to release men who have been seriously wounded. The women here assembled indignantly condemn the selfish and unpatriotic efforts of the minority who are seeking to force an inconclusive and shameful peace by means of strikes and industrial unrest, and pledge themselves to assist in carrying on the war till final victory, thereby securing peace with honour and national freedom for Great Britain and her Allies.” She said the women would use the vote for the crushing of the enemy, and to bring about victory for the Allied cause. If the Germans were not beaten it would be useless for the women to have won the franchise, because they would have no country in which exercise the vote. It was not true that Britain wanted peace. The only people who wanted peace were the shirkers who had gone into the munition factories in order to save their skins, and who now saw a chance of being routed out. It would be better to be dead than to be under German rule, and she despised and denounced those materialists, who called themselves pacifists, whose appeal was really based on selfishness, cowardice, and sheer materialism. Rather than that the Allies should be defeated she would be prepared to go into the firing line to do what she could against the enemy. Women had not long been engaged in industry, but she had been there long enough to see the shirkers—the young Bolsheviks, who were playing the German game by talking of striking when they were told they were wanted for the army. Such men were too proud fight, but they were not too proud to make money by making munitions. The women had put a spoke in their wheel and they would see that the men at the front were kept supplied with munitions. The majority of the men engaged in the factories were sound in favour of the war, but the younger the man the more he cried for peace.

INTERRUPTION BY PACIFISTS

At this stage some pacifists created considerable disturbance but Miss Pankhurst appealed to the audience “Not to lake any notice of deluded women who were only playing the game of the Bolsheviks”. “We want peace,” shouted woman. “We do,” said Miss Pankhurst. “We all want peace with victory, which is the only way to have peace with honour. We will have no peace until the German fiends and beasts are crushed. The barbarities they perpetrated in Belgium and Serbia they would repeat here if they could. It is no use trusting the Germans, because it is no good casting pearls before swine.’’

Proceeding, Miss Pankhurst asserted that it was bad enough to be a pacifist, but it was worse to be a pacifist and work in a munition factory at the same time. The pacifists were not as peaceful as they would have people believe. It was only the Germans with whom they would not fight.

Many interruptions occurred at this point, and Miss Pankhurst announced that one woman in the audience had said she was a German. This announcement caused a great uproar, and it took much time before the women near the supposed German were subdued from forcibly removing her from the hall. The interrupter was only allowed to remain on promising to cease interrupting.

Miss Pankhurst concluded her address by criticising the attitude of the engineers towards the Government’s man-power proposals, and asserted that many unskilled men in the A.S.E. were being unjustly protected. The attitude of women munition workers towards the revolutionary movement of the engineers had taken the gloss off it.

“I don t think!” cried a pacifist member of audience. “I know you don’t,” retorted Miss Pankhurst. “If you did you would not make such foolish remarks and be ready to keep strong able-bodied eligible men in the factories while men who have been wounded are sent back to the firing line.”

Miss Pankhurst also protested against queues of people having to wait about for food, and said that such a state of things was a disgrace to men’s organising capacity. If men could not do better they had better appoint a woman as Food Controller. Compulsory rationing should have been introduced before the year 1914 ended.

Mrs. Walter Simpson (Birmingham), who said she was proud her husband was doing his bit, seconded the resolution, and asserted that she knew hundreds of young fellows who could be spared from the un-skilled work they were doing. She worked in a munition factory and knew that some of the so-called skilled men had become skilled in the same way as conscientious objectors had developed consciences. The resolution was carried by a large majority, there being only fourteen dissentients.

https://www.voicesofwarandpeace.org/2018/02/11/on-this-day-11-february-1918/
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