On This Day - 1 October 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

British progress and take ground south of Le Catelet; stiff fighting near Bony and south of Cambrai.

French take part of St. Quentin.

Germans fall back from Reims-Aisne plateaux; steady French advance in Champagne; Flanders ridge occupied and Ledeghem  seized by British.

Southern Front

Austrians take defensive measures on their southern frontier in consequence of Bulgarian Armistice.

Italians occupy Berat and push rapidly forward in Albania.

Asiatic and Egyptian Theatres

Damascus occupied by British and Arab forces; 7,000 prisoners taken.

Naval and Overseas Operations

British flag hoisted at Ebeltoft Harbour, Spitsbergen.

Political, etc.

Wages (men and women) Committee begins.

German majority programme issued.

Baron Husarek (Austrian Prime Minister) on situation: open to Peace offers; great row in Reichsrath.

Milk to be controlled in Great Britain.


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