On This Day - 27 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

In Ypres sector Voormezeele is twice attacked by Germans without success.

Local fighting astride Ypres-Comines Canal.

Asiatic and Egyptian Theatres

Armenia: Turks report capture of Kars with 860 guns.

Rapid British advance north of Baghdad; Kifri captured.

Political, etc.

Announcement of Sir W. Weir's appointment as Secretary of State for Royal Air Force.

Independence of Georgia (Trans-Caucasia) declared by its Diet.

Important War Conference at Delhi.


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