On This Day - 31 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

Australians capture Mont St. Quentin (overlooking Peronne).

End of Battle of Bapaume.

Germans evacuate Mt. Kemmel.

Eastern Front

Supplementary Peace Treaties signed at Berlin.

Bolshevik position 75 miles south of Archangel on Vologda Railway carried by Allies.

Naval and Overseas Operations

British attack Germans successfully near Lioma, un Lurio valley (Portuguese East Africa), and drive them south.

Political, etc.

London Police strike settled; men return to work.


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