On This Day - 18 October 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

British make progress north of Gueudecourt.

French drive enemy out of Sailly.

South of Somme, French carry whole front between La Maisonnette Chateau and Biaches, facing Peronne.

Eastern Front

Romanians successfully attack enemy in Aluta (southern Transylvania) region, Austrians do not take offensive again here until 28th.

Southern Front

Serbs take village of Brod and completely rout enemy.

Strong enemy attacks in Doiran region repulsed by British.

Naval and Overseas Operations

"Alaunia", Cunarder, sunk.

"Munchen", small German cruiser, torpedoed by British submarine.


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