1918, American President, armistice, Battle of Sharqat, Battle of the Selle, Belgium, Bleharies, British Army, Bruay, Espain, Final Advance in Picardy, France, Germany, Great Britain, Hundred Days Offensive, Iraq, Kirkuk, La Souche, Le Cateau, Lesser Zab, Meuse-Argonne Offensive, Ottoman Empire, peace, Scheldt, Tournai, Turkey, United States of America, Valenciennes, Woodrow Wilson
Third and 4th British Armies advance between the Scheldt and Le Cateau on a 20-mile front to a depth of three or four miles; farther north the 1st Army, between Valenciennes and Tournai, takes Bruay and Bleharies and Espain, towards Tournai. French cross the Souche. Turkish retirement in Mesopotamia towards the Lesser Zab; British within four miles of Kirkuk. President Wilson’s final reply to Germany; he is willing to take up the question of an armistice, but extraordinary safeguards must be demanded.