On This Day - 11 September 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

Sharp fighting on Cambrai front, where enemy make counter-attacks at Gouzeaucourt and Moeuvres.

British line advanced further south: Vermand, Attilly and Vendelles are taken.

British rush and hold the "Railway Triangle" position, south-west of La Bassee.

Counter-attacks round Laffaux repulsed by French.

Belgians gain ground north of Ypres.

Eastern Front

Arrival of American troops at Archangel announced.

Political, etc.

Prince Frederick Charles of Hesse (brother-in-law of the Kaiser), candidate for Kingdom of Finland.


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