On This Day - 15 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

German air-raid on Paris.

French regain Coeuvres (Villers-Cotterets).

Southern Front

Second Battle of the Piave begins.

Great Austrian offensive from Lagarina Valley to sea; British line in Asiago section penetrated and restored.

Grappa front Austrians gain footing in Mts. di Val Bella, Asolone and Solarolo, and are ejected.

Austrians cross the middle Piave in Nervesa and Fagare-Musile regions.

Naval and Overseas Operations

Germans retreat in East Africa at Alto Mulocue (225 miles west of Port of Mozambique).

Political, etc.

Formation of Committee of Ministers for Home Affairs under Chairmanship of Sir G. Cave).


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