On This Day - 22 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

Hostile attacks north-west of La Bassee fail.

South of St. Quentin French reach outskirts of Vendeul and gain ground east of Sancy.

Southern Front

Great Allied victory in Balkans; Brilliant Serbian attack; Bulgarians retreat on 100-mile front, from Monastir to Lake Doiran.

Allies cut Vardar railway and line from Prilep to Gradsko.  They advance on Babuna Pass.

Asiatic and Egyptian Theatres

British seize passages of Jordan north of Dead Sea and close enemy's last means of escape.  25,000 prisoners and 260 guns taken.  The 7th and 8th Turkish armies are virtually wiped out.


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