On This Day - 28 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

Slight British advance south of Valenciennes.

Heavy French fighting at Verly (Oise) and (American) about Grand Pre.

Great French bombing raid on Seraincourt (north-west of Rethel).

Eastern Front

Siberian Coalition Ministry formed under Admiral Kolchak (War and Marine); MM. Shekin (Foreign Affairs), Orlov (Commerce) and Ostrugov (Communications).

Southern Front

General advance by 10th and 12th Italian Armies.  Stiff fighting, Austrians driven back.

Severe fighting in Grappa region.

Italians enter Allessio (Albania).

Asiatic and Egyptian Theatres

Turks attack British on east bank of Tigris, but are heavily beaten on west bank, and retreat.

British beat Turks at Shergat.

Political, etc.

Allied Conference in Paris.

Professor Lammasch succeeds Baron Hussarek as Austrian Prime Minister.

Fresh Austrian Note to President Wilson urging immediate Armistice.

Czech National Council takes over administration in Prague.

Admiral Prince Yorihito arrives in London.

Kaiser's decree to Chancellor states "Kaiser's office is one of service to German people".


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