1914, Allies, Belgium, British Empire, Flanders, France, General Botha, Germany, Great Britain, King George V, Lorraine, Maritz Rebellion, monarchy, N.W. Serfontein, Royal Flying Corps, South Africa, Van Coller, Vosges, Wessel Wessels
The King inspects the Royal Flying Corps and returns from France. The Allies drive the wedge further into the German line in Flanders. The French hold all the passes of the Vosges. Wessel Wessels, N.W. Serfontein, members of the Legislative Assembly, and Vancoller, three South African rebel leaders who had escaped the day before, opened negotiations. General Botha, however, demanded unconditional surrender. The rebels wished to consult the other rebel leaders; this request was at once refused and unconditional surrender insisted upon.