On This Day - 13 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

British re-occupy Neuve Eglise and repel further attack.

Continuous fighting round Wulverghem, Bailleul and Meteren, and at Festubert.

Lys river front remains firm.

Sir Douglas Haig issues special Order of the Day.

Meuse river, Americans north-west of Toul are twice attacked.

Long-range gun shells Paris by night.

Zeppelin Works near Friedrichshafen burnt out.

Asiatic and Egyptian Theatres

Turks occupy Batum.

Sir A. A. Barrett's Gazette on Mahsud operations of 1917 published.

Transcaucasian Council break off peace negotiations with Turks.

Political, etc.

Irish Convention Report published.

South Africa: Mr. Hertzog's seditious speech, demanding separation.

National Assembly of Yugo-Slavs, Croats and Slovenes at Agram take oath of solidarity.


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