On This Day - 28 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

Battle of Flanders begins.  Successful Anglo-Belgian attack on a 23-mile front from Dixmude to Ploegsteert under King Albert; Houthhulst Forest captured and over 4,000 prisoners.

Further Franco-American progress; General Mangin advances in Champagne and on the Aisne.

Germans retire to the Ailette.

Italians force crossing of the Aisne east of Conde.

American line advanced to Exermont and Brieulles, many villages taken.

Long range bombardment of Dunkirk.

Southern Front

Bulgaria makes request for an Armistice with a view to peace negotiations.

Austrian attack in Val Giudicaria (Dol.) repulsed.

Asiatic and Egyptian Theatres

British troops under General Allenby cross the Upper Jordan at Jisr Benat Yakub and effect a junction with Arab forces near Deraa.

British cavalry at El Kuneitra, 40 miles from Damascus.

Naval and Overseas Operations

British ships and aeroplanes co-operate in attack on Zeebrugge.

Political, etc.

Germany refuses British proposal re: Prisoners agreement.


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