On This Day - 12 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 make successful raid at Loos and disperse four German raids south of Lens and east of Monchy.

French repel "flame" attack on Chaume Wood (Meuse).

Eastern Front

Russo-German Peace Conference adjourns.

Romanian Minister in Petrograd arrested by Bolsheviks.

Naval and Overseas Operations

Two British destroyers lost in gale off Scottish coast.

British column disembarks at Port Amelia, Portuguese East Africa.


On This Day