On This Day - 30 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

British advance on Peronne, crossing Somme at Feuilleres (west of Peronne) and taking Clery (north-west of Peronne).

British advance towards Cambrai, attacking between Haucourt and Hendecourt (north and south of Arras-Cambrai road).

Violent fighting at Bullecourt (south of Hendecourt).

Germans retreat on Lys front; British reoccupy Bailleul.

Eastern Front

Attempt on Lenin's life in Moscow.

Asiatic and Egyptian Theatres

Publication of General Marshall's first Despatch re: Mesopotamia.

Political, etc.

(British) Government welcome to Mr. Gompers (President of American Federation of Labour).

London Police strike.


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