On This Day - 21 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)

Southern Front

Italians enlarge bridgehead at Cavazuccherina (near mouth of Piave); Austrian attempts to regain initiative in Montello and Grappa regions checked; 12,000 prisoners to date.

Political, etc.

Food crisis in Vienna eased.

Empire gathering in London.

Von Kuhlmann on the Balkans.

Mr. Balfour censures Pacifists.

Labour Ministers' Manifesto.

Lord Curzon announces abandonment of Home Rule and conscription in Ireland for the present.


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