On This Day - 27 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

Great British attack on Cambrai front, extending from Sauchy l'Estrees to Gouzeaucourt.

Second battle of Cambrai and battle of St. Quentin begin.

Hindenburg Line pierced.

Beaucamp, Graincourt, etc., taken; Canadians capture Bourlon Wood.

Further Franco-American advance between Reims and Verdun, converging move on the Argonne.  23,000 prisoners taken.

Political, etc.

Reported from Christiana that British flag hoisted over (destroyed) German property at Spitsbergen.


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