On This Day - 18 February 1916

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

Artillery duel at Ypres.

Southern Front

Italian advance in Collo zone.

Asiatic and Egyptian Theatres

Russians take Mush and Aklat (Armenia).

Naval and Overseas Operations

Surrender of Mora completes conquest of Cameroons by Anglo-French forces.

German attack repulsed at Kachumbe (Uganda).

Political, etc.

Debate in French Chamber on government control in army zone: Government secures vote of confidence.


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