On This Day - 19 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)

Eastern Front

Reported overthrow of Bolshevist Government in western Siberia.

Anti-Bolshevist Government set up at Nizhni-Udinsk (330 miles north-west of Lake Baikal).

Tomsk taken by Anti-Bolsheviks.

Southern Front

Allies regain initiative; furious fighting from Montello to sea; Austrian lines on Montello thrown back; On Asiago Plateau French capture Mts. Bertigo and Pennar; Italians capture Mt. Costalunga.

Naval and Overseas Operations

British squadron in north of Heligoland Bight attacked by German seaplanes.  One German seaplane destroyed.

Political, etc.

M. Malinov becomes Foreign Minister.

Decision re: Finnish Monarchy postponed till 1920.

Report of British Sub-Committee of Re-construction Committee re: increase of home-grown food.

Swiss Government adopts project of subvention of port at Basle.


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