On This Day - 18 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

French repulse German attack on Reims front from Sillery (south of La Pompelle Fort) to Trigny (seven miles west of Reims).

Southern Front

Piave in flood.

Austrian attempts to cross between S. Andrea and Candelu repulsed; Italians recapture Capo Sile.

Asiatic and Egyptian Theatres

British air raid on Amman.

German troops land at Poti (Black Sea, 35 miles north of Batum).

Naval and Overseas Operations

Dutch Government sends to investigate cause of loss of "Koningen Regentes".

Germans in retreat reach Mujebu (80 miles north of Quilimane, Portuguese East Africa).

Russian battleship "Svobodnaya Rossiya" destroyed in Black Sea to avoid surrender to Germans.

Political, etc.

Arrival of Prince Arthur of Connaught in Japan.

Vote of Credit for �500 million.

Publication of Secret Treaty between Bolsheviks and Germans re: Poland.

Publication of Agreement between Entente and Sweden.


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