On This Day - 24 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 attack resumed; advance of three miles after heavy fighting.  9,000 prisoners and 150 guns taken in last two days.  German counter-attack on Derivation Canal repulsed by Belgians.

Slight French advance on southern fronts.

Southern Front

Serbs force enemy back in disorder along Morava.

Third Battle of the Piave begins.

7th British Division seizes part of Grave di Papadopoli Island (River Piave) (night of 23-24 October).

Stiff successful fighting in Monte Grappa region; 2,800 prisoners.

Asiatic and Egyptian Theatres

British cavalry within four miles of Kirkuk (100 miles south-east of Mosul, Tigris river).

British successfully attack Turks at Fatha.

Political, etc.

Growing desire in Germany for Kaiser to adbicate.

National Council in Croatia meets.

German mark drops to 33 to the �.


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