Agreement by the Conference of Ministers

Identifier

WWP25242

Description

Main points of the armistice.

Source

Library of Congress, Woodrow Wilson Papers

Publisher

Woodrow Wilson Presidential Library & Museum

Contributor

Relation

WWP25241
WWP25243

Language

English

Provenance

Document scan was taken from Library of Congress microfilm reel of the Wilson Papers. WWPL volunteers transcribed the text.

Text

C O P Y

Received S.W.C., A.S.

THB/gme

Oct. 8, 1918
Two copies
made
Copy No. 1

The Conference of Ministers at a Meeting held on 7th October, 1918, agreed -

To refer to the Military Representatives at Versailles, with whom shall be associated representatives of the American, British, French, and Italian Navies, the consideration of the terms of armistice with Germany and Austria, on the basis of the following principles, accepted on the previous day:-

  1. Total evacuation by the enemy of France, Belgium, Luxemburg, and Italy:
  2. The Germans to retire behind the Rhine into Germany:
  3. Alsace-Lorraine to be evacuated by German troops without occupation by the Allies:
  4. The same conditions to apply to the Trentino and Istria:
  5. Serbia and Montenegro to be evacuated by the enemy:
  6. Evacuation of the Caucasus:
  7. Immediate steps to be taken (mise en train) for the evacuation of all territory belonging to Russia and Roumania before the War:
  8. Immediate cessation of submarine warfare.

(It was also agreed that the Allied blockade should not be raised.”

Original Format

Agreement

Files

http://resources.presidentwilson.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/03/WWI1223A.pdf

Collection

Citation

Allied and Associated Powers (1914-1920). Supreme War Council, “Agreement by the Conference of Ministers,” 1918 October 8, WWP25242, World War I Letters, Woodrow Wilson Presidential Library & Museum, Staunton, Virginia.