On This Day - 6 August 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

Germans attack south of Morlancourt (south of Albert), retaking part of Australian gains.

General Foch promoted Marshal of France.

Political, etc.

Speech of Mr. Montagu on Indian Constitutional Reform.

M. Malvy sentences to five years' banishment.

Czech's, Yugo-Slavs, some Poles vote against Austrian Budget.

Retirement of Herren Ballin and Holtzendorff from Council of Central Europe.


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