On This Day - 26 May 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

No infantry actions of importance; increased artillery activity at certain points north and south of the Avre.

Southern Front

Good progress made by Italian troops in mountain passes between Lake Garda and Swiss frontier (Monticello and Adamello region).

Asiatic and Egyptian Theatres

Transcaucasian Federal Government dissolved.

Georgia forms National Government.

Armenian National Council takes charge of Armenian affairs.

Naval and Overseas Operations

H.M. Transport "Leasowe Castle" sunk in Mediterranean by enemy submarine, 101 lost.

In Portuguese East Africa Germans driven south towards Upper Lurio river.


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