On This Day - 18 April 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

Deportation of civilians announced at Lille and elsewhere.

Asiatic and Egyptian Theatres

Turkish counter-attack forces back British 500 yards at Sanna-i-Yat.

Russians take Trebizond.

Russian progress west of Erzerum.

Naval and Overseas Operations

U.S. Note to Germany on the "Sussex" case, and on submarine policy in general despatched.

Political, etc.

Lord Milner advocates universal military service in the House of Lords.


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