On This Day - 2 April 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

Scarpe river British repulse attack near Fampoux and further south capture Ayette.

Local fighting between Moreuil and Lassigny.

Generally fighting has died down.

U.S.A. agrees to brigade troops with British and French.

Eastern Front

New Polish Cabinet formed by M. Steczkowski.

Siberia reported dominated by Bolsheviks, German and Austrian prisoners being armed.

Political, etc.

"Curfew" order comes into force.

Canada: Prime Minister intends to enforce Military Act on Quebec rioters.


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