On This Day - 20 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 cross the Selle river in face of heavy resistance.

British two miles from Tournai.

Flanders armies continue advance; British across whole of Lys river on their front.

Entire Belgian coast in hands of Allies.

Naval and Overseas Operations

S.S. "Dundalk" torpedoed in Irish Channel.

Political, etc.

Denmark proposes to Germany a plebiscite (as to nationality) for Schleswig Holstein.

Fourth Liberty Loan in U.S.A. exceeds 1,200 million pounds.


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