On This Day - 29 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

Further Allied retreat.  On left enemy sweep over Vregny Plateau, take Soissons; in centre gain heights south of the Vesle, make progress towards the Marne.  On right, Allied troops covering Reims fall back behind Aisne Canal.

Enemy repulsed near Kemmel.

Bombs on Metz and Thionville.

Southern Front

Artillery actions on the Doiran-Vardar front and in Serbian sector.

Bad weather hampers activity.

Political, etc.

Report of Food Production Department issued, showing that four million acres have been added for tillage; and that four-fifths of country's food for the year will be home-grown.

U.S.A. communiqu� sympathising with Czecho-Slovaks and Yugo-Slavs.


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