On This Day - 2 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

Germans withdraw on wide front north and south of La Bassee Canal; British recapture Armentieres.

French eject enemy from St. Quentin.

Advance north of the Vesle to near Cormicy.

Lille being evacuated.

French capture Challerange (Argonne).

Eastern Front

M. Litvinov arrives at Bergen (Norway).

M. Kucharzewski appointed Polish Prime Minister.

Naval and Overseas Operations

British and Italian warships bombard Durazzo, destroy Austrian base and ships and two submarines.

German submarine shells and sinks Spanish S.S. "Francoli" off Cartagena.

Political, etc.

Allies recognise belligerent status of Arab allies in Palestine and Syria.

Grand conference in Berlin under Kaiser's presidency.


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