THE HUNGARIAN ARMISTICE
(Belgrade, 13 November 1918)
On the above date General Henrys and the Voevod Michititch, delegated by General Franchet
d'Espérey, signed at Belgrade with Mr. Béla Linder, delegate of the Hungarian Government, a
military convention, the essential provisions of which read as follows:
Convention setting forth, in respect of Hungary, the terms of application of the Armistice
Agreement concluded between the Allies and Austria-Hungary.
- I. The Hungarian Government shall withdraw its troops to the
- north of the line marked by the upper course of the great Szamos,
- Beszterce and Maros rivers, as far as the confluence of the latter
- with the Tisza, Szabadka, Baja, Pécs - these townships not to
- be occupied by Hungarian military units - the course of the
- Drave river to where it intersects the frontier of Croatia-Slavonia.
- Evacuation shall be completed within eight days.
- The region thus evacuated shall be occupied as of right by the
- Allies under conditions to be laid down by the General Officer
- Commanding-in-Chief the Allied Armies. Civil administration
- shall remain in the care of the government of the day.
- Within the evacuated zone there shall remain only such police
- and constabulary (gendarmerie) forces as are indispensable for
- maintaining law and order, as well as the special forces entrusted
- with ensuring the security of the railway lines.
- II. Demobilization of the Hungarian Army on land and at sea,
- excepting six infantry and two cavalry divisions for the maintenance
- of internal order and the police units mentioned in paragraph I.
- III. The right of occupation by the Allies of all such localities
- or strategic points as may be designated for the duration by the
- General Officer Commanding-in-Chief the Allied Armies.
- Right of way and garrisoning for the Allied forces everywhere
- on Hungarian territory. The right at all times to use for the Allies'
- military purposes all rolling stock by road or rail, furthermore
- all navigable craft belonging to the State or the inhabitants of
- Hungary. The same to apply to draught and pack animals.
- IV & V. (concerned the handing over of rolling stock and other
- means of transport: 2000 carriages and 100 railway engines of
- standard gauge; 500 carriages and 50 engines of narrow gauge;
- 6 river gunboats to be delivered forthwith at Belgrade - the rest
- of the Danube flotilla to be disarmed.)
- VI, VII & VIII. 3000 railway troops to be put at the disposal of the Allied
- Commander-in-Chief in order to repair damaged railway lines in
- Serbia; also signal units with their gear to repair telegraph and
- telephone lines.
- IX. 15 days' grace is accorded for the passage and stationing
- of German troops moving across Hungary, the period to be
- counted from the date of signature of the Armistice concluded
- with General Diaz (4 November at 15.00 hours).
- Postal and telegraphic communications with Germany may
- take place under Allied military supervision only. The Hungarian
- Government pledges itself not to allow any communication of a
- military nature to be passed on to Germany by telegraph.
- XVI. Hungary to cease all relations with Germany, including
- troop and munitions transports, excepting those designed for the
- German troops in Roumania with the assent of the Allied
13 November 1918.
| || ||For the Hungarian Government :|| || The Delegates of the|
Allied Armies of the Orient :
| || || The Minister for War,|
| || The General Commanding the|
French Army of the Orient,
| || || ||The Voevod, |
Click Annexe III