On This Day - 19 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-American advance continued between the Oise and Le Cateau.

British advance east of Douai and Lille and take Marchienne.

Belgians occupy Zeebrugge and storm Bruges, their left on Dutch frontier; whole coast and west Flanders liberated.

French break Hunding Line between Sissonne and River Serre.

Eastern Front

Allied troops from Murmansk have cleared Karelia of enemy, and from Archangel have occupied Kadish (100 miles south of Archangel) (accounced).

Southern Front

Serbs occupy Zayechar (Austrian-Bulgarian-Serb frontier).

French reach Danube at Vidin (Bulgaria).

Naval and Overseas Operations

German submarines ordered to return to their bases (announced from Madrid).


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