On This Day - 7 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 advance north of Scarpe river.

Heavy French fighting all along their line; they take Berry-au-Bac (Aisne river).

Americans drive enemy back south-east of Grand Pre.

Eastern Front

M. Guchkov (late Minister of War) executed by Bolsheviks.

Southern Front

Italians occupy Elbasan (Albania).

Asiatic and Egyptian Theatres

British occupy Sidon (Saida).

British and French occupy Beirut.

Political, etc.

U.S.A. solid views on answer to be given to Central Powers.

Sir E. Geddes and Naval Mission arrive New York.

Vice-Admiral Ritter von Mann German Naval Secretary.


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