Dec 11 1918 “Informal portrait of 17612 …

Dec 11 1918 “Informal portrait of 17612 Sergeant A C Cripps, 4th Field Company Engineers, who represented Australia in the International Boxing Tournament, held at the Royal Albert Hall” https://t.co/e2biZCkiLe https://t.co/7GXp6oL4jo http://twitter.com/ThisDayInWWI/status/1072689808588173312

Dec 11 1918 “Informal portrait of &lsquo…

Dec 11 1918 “Informal portrait of ‘Digger’ Evans, who represented Australia in the Bantam Weight Division at the International Boxing Tournament, held at the Royal Albert Hall” https://t.co/3yLW8yXeNJ https://t.co/ra8RtYDCHy http://twitter.com/ThisDayInWWI/status/1072689610600271873

Dec 11 1918 “The three officers who mana…

Dec 11 1918 “The three officers who managed the Australian Boxing Team in the International Boxing Tournament, held at the Royal Albert Hall, on 11 December 1918 to 12 December 1918, Lieutenant (Lt) Spencer Green, Captain R W Murphy, and Lt R A Roxburgh” https://t.co/GmLJSPpPzO https://t.co/f0dkAjCsAK http://twitter.com/ThisDayInWWI/status/1072689424654204929

Dec 11 1918 “Informal portrait of 3002 C…

Dec 11 1918 “Informal portrait of 3002 Corporal R G Stephenson DCM, who represented Australia in the Heavyweight Division of the International Boxing Tournament, held at the Royal Albert Hall” https://t.co/1RfDnMDoIm https://t.co/zmncSFHNUV http://twitter.com/ThisDayInWWI/status/1072689215392014336

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Dec 11 1918 Numéro d’inventaire A 15 258 Opéra…

Dec 11 1918
Numéro d’inventaire
A 15 258
Opérateur
Georges Chevalier
Légende d’origine
Lorraine France, Metz, La Statue de Guillaume 1er déboulonnée, Vue de plus loin
Légende
Lieu ancien
Metz, Moselle, Lorraine, France https://t.co/xaxWf7Jlwg http://twitter.com/ThisDayInWWI/status/1072683165158793216

Mannerheim Made Regent of Finland

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Mannerheim (seated) while Regent of Finland.

December 11 1918, Helsinki–After the Whites’ victory in the Finnish Civil War, they decided to make Finland a kingdom.  In a feat of spectacularly bad timing, in October they invited Prince Frederick Charles of Hesse, husband of the Kaiser’s youngest sister, to serve as King of Finland.  Germany’s defeat and the fall of the Kaiser made this arrangement untenable, and in December Frederick Charles renounced the throne without ever having set foot in the country.  Finland was now a kingdom without a king, and its parliament decided to declare Mannerheim, hero of the Civil War, as Regent of Finland, on December 11.  Mannerheim had left Finland after his victory in the Civil War, not wanting to associate further with the Germans whose intervention he had opposed (though they had been instrumental in the Whites’ victory).  Mannerheim was popular among the Whites and, perhaps more importantly, with the Allies, and was able to secure substantial food aid for Finland, often called “Mannerheim bread” in his honor.

In 1919, Finland decided to become a republic, and Mannerheim stepped down as Regent.  He ran for President of Finland, lost, and largely remained out of politics until the 1930′s.

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A wine chalice in stone located in a beautiful French chapel carved out of stone in a WWI underground city.