On This Day - 5 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

Strong German attacks on British positions east of Bullecourt (Cambrai) repulsed; also two raids near Hollebeke.

British bomb Conflans station.

Eastern Front

Turkey communicates peace terms to Russia.

Southern Front

Artillery activity from Asiago to Adriatic and aerial activity on whole front.

Asiatic and Egyptian Theatres

Aden: British make string reconnaissance towards Hatum and Jabir and destroy the former.

Lt.-Col. R. Storrs made Governor of Jerusalem.

Political, etc.

Mr. Lloyd George addresses Man-power Conference on War Aims.

Independence of Finland recognised by Sweden.

Newfoundland: Mr. Lloyd forms new Cabinet.


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