On This Day - 18 November 1917

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 very active on both sides; German raids north-west of St. Quentin.

Southern Front

Italians driven from fortified positions on Mt. Tomba, but offer strong resistance.

Austrians attack in southern Albania and attempt to cross River Voyusa, 12 miles north of Valona.

Asiatic and Egyptian Theatres

Death from cholera of Sir Stanley Maude in Mesopotamia.

Naval and Overseas Operations

In East Africa force of 262 Germans and 700 Askaris surrdeners to British, 18 miles south-east of Chivata.

British patrol boat sunk in Mediterranean by enemy submarine, 9 killed.

Political, etc.

Petrograd completely held by Bolsheviks.  Rumours current that Russia will shortly withdraw from war.


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