Philippe Soupault finds a copy of Les Chants de Maldoror.
  Arthur Cravan vanishes in the Gulf of Mexico, presumed dead.

  Nov. Armistace. End of World War I. 
  Total about 10 Million deaths and 20 Million severely disabled.
  Deaths: 1.8 million Germans, 1.7 million Russians, 1.4 million French, 
  1.2 million Austrians and Hungarians, 900,000 British, 460,000 Italians, 
  325,000 Turks, 115,000 Americans.
  The Great Spanish Flu pandemic; about 500,000 in USA 
  400,000 died in France including Guillaume Apollinaire aged 38, shortly after 
  publishing Calligrammes

  See:  (Chronologie de Dada et du surrealisme) 
  Salvador Dali enters the l'École des Beaux-Arts in Madrid. where he meets 
  Federico Garcia Lorca and Luis Bunuel.
  Yves Tanguy begins two years in the merchant marine.

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