On This Day - 9 January 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

Successful raid by Canadians south of Lens.

Eastern Front

Russo-German negotiations at Brest-Litovsk.

Bolsheviks issue appeal for volunteers to march against "Bourgeoisie of the world".

Asiatic and Egyptian Theatres

War Office announces further Arab activity on Hejaz railway.

Naval and Overseas Operations

H.M.S. "Racoon" founders in snowstorm off coast of Scotland: all hands lost.

Political, etc.

Mr. Hughes forms new ministry.


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