On This Day - 7 March 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

Aeroplane raid on Kent, Essex, Herts, Bedforshire and London; 23 killed, 39 injured; one Gotha downed.

Eastern Front

Peace signed between Germany and Finland.

Asiatic and Egyptian Theatres

British advance in Palestine, pressed continuously for some days, reaches maximum of three miles on front of 18.

Political, etc.

Entente Note to Holland demanding unconditional use of Dutch shipping in ports of Allies.

Vote of credit for �600,000,000.


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