On This Day - 25 July 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

Allies advance continued.

French retake Main de Messiges (east of Reims).

Allies take Villemontoire (6 miles south of Soissons), Oulchy-le-Chateau (north of River Ourcq) and southern half of Forest of Fere.

Eastern Front

Czecho-Slovaks capture Simbirsk (corn granary on west bank of Volga, 130 miles from Samara).

Political, etc.

Speech of Mr. Lloyd George to Food Controllers of France, Italy and U.S.A.

Mr. Balfour at inauguration of Yugo-Slav National War Aims Committee.

Conference of National Engineering and Allied Trades' Council decides for strike if no settlement before 30 July.


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