On This Day - 12 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

Repulse of big German raid on Portuguese near Laventie.

Daylight air-raid by British on Coblenz.

Zeppelin raid on Yorkshire; Hull bombed, one woman killed.

Eastern Front

German troops land at Aabo (Finland), and advance inland.

Asiatic and Egyptian Theatres

British advance three miles on 11-mile front in coastal sector of Palestine.

Turks report recapture and burning of Erzerum.

Naval and Overseas Operations

Enemy driven from Poluvu (Portuguese East Africa).


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