On This Day - 9 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 take Cambrai.

Advance continued.  Since 21 August entire Hindenburg system broken through, 110,000 prisoners and 1,200 guns.

British arrive within two miles of Le Cateau.

North of Verdun French and Americans push beyond 1915 line.

Hostile counter-attacks on River Arnes repulsed.

Eastern Front

Finnish Lantdag elects Prince Friedrich Karl of Hesse King of Finland.

Proclamation of Regency Council in favour of an independent and re-united Poland.

Southern Front

Serbs enter Leskovats; fighting on River Toplitsa.

Greek troops enter Kavalia.

Asiatic and Egyptian Theatres

British armoured cars enter Baalbek and take 500 prisoners.

Political, etc.

Talaat and Enver Pashas reported resigned, and replaced by Ahmed Tewfik and Izzet Pashas.

Milk controlled; jam to be rationed.

Spanish Premier remains; crisis over.


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