On This Day - 3 June 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

Choisy Hill retaken by French.

Germans capture Pernant (west of Soissons).

French check German attempts to enter Forest of Villers-Cotterets, re-capture Faverolles.

French and Americans force Germans back over Marne at Jaulgonne (north-east of Chateau-Thierry).

Eastern Front

Retreat of Semenov on Borsia (120 miles from Karimskaya on Siberian Railway).

Asiatic and Egyptian Theatres

British air-raid on Amman (on Hejaz railway, 25 miles north-east of Jericho).

Naval and Overseas Operations

German retreat in East Africa; Germans dislodged from crossings of Upper Lurio.

German submarines off New Jersey (U.S.A.) sink vessels.

Political, etc.

British Government admits recognition of Czecho-Slovak aims.

Declaration of Premiers of Great Britain, France and Italy at Versailles re: Poles, Czecho-Slovaks and Yugo-Slavs.

Proclamation of Lord French re: Irish recruiting.


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