On This Day - 26 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

British make stand north of Somme on line Roeux-Ayette-Beaumont Hamel-Albert-Bray, but lose Albert and Bray.

Very heavy fighting south of Somme; Germans capture Lihons, Chaulnes, Roye and Noyon.

Momentous Franco-British Conference at Doullens on unity of command.

Asiatic and Egyptian Theatres

British cavalry advancing towards Amman (east of Jordan).

British carry Turkish positions at Khan Baghdadiya (on Euphrates) and take 3,000 prisoners.

Political, etc.

Prime Minister of Japan says gravity of situation in Siberia may shortly compel action.


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