On This Day - 22 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

Germans generally held on northern part of battle-front, but British defences broken through west of St. Quentin, and troops here and in adjoining sectors retreat hastily.  Germans claim 16,000 prisoners and 200 guns.

Asiatic and Egyptian Theatres

British cross Jordan and advance eastward.

Political, etc.

Dutch Government informed that Allies have decided to seize Dutch ships in their ports.

New Spanish Cabinet under Senores Maura and Dato.


On This Day