On This Day - 2 January 1918

Spotlights over Paris Theatre definitions: Western Front comprises the Franco-German-Belgian front and any military action in Great Britain, Switzerland, Scandinavia and Holland.  Eastern Front comprises the German-Russian, Austro-Russian and Austro-Romanian fronts.  Southern Front comprises the Austro-Italian and Balkan (including Bulgaro-Romanian) fronts, and Dardanelles.  Asiatic and Egyptian Theatres comprises Egypt, Tripoli, the Sudan, Asia Minor (including Transcaucasia), Arabia, Mesopotamia, Syria, Persia, Afghanistan, Turkestan, China, India, etc.  Naval and Overseas Operations comprises operations on the seas (except where carried out in combination with troops on land) and in Colonial and Overseas theatres, America, etc.  Political, etc. comprises political and internal events in all countries, including Notes, speeches, diplomatic, financial, economic and domestic matters.  Source: Chronology of the War (1914-18, London; copyright expired)

Western Front

British repulse raid near La Bassee.

Eastern Front

Central Committee of Soviets meets to receive reports of Peace pourparlers.  German conditions denounced.

Southern Front

Austrians bomb Castelfranco, Veneto (west of Treviso) and hit hospitals.

Political, etc.

Air Council established by Order in Council.

U.S.A.: Statement showing result of American War Mission in Europe issued.

Newfoundland: Sir E. Morris, Prime Minister, resigns.


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