On This Day - 14 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

British bomb successfully, by day, Karlsruhe, Thionville and Metz area.

French repulse attacks on Chaume Wood and make successful raid in Lorraine.

British raid north of Lens.

Eastern Front

Von Kuhlmann warns Russians that German terms have now reached extreme limit.

Attempted assassination of Lenin at Petrograd.

Southern Front

Italians advance east of Brenta Valley in Asolone District and to lesser extent in Piave Delta.

Asiatic and Egyptian Theatres

Tafile, south-east of Dead Sea, captured by Hejaz troops.

Naval and Overseas Operations

Yarmouth bombarded by enemy destroyers; six killed, six injured.

Political, etc.

House of Commons reassembles.  Sir A. Geddes introduces Man-power Bill.

Allies sign wheat convention with Argentine.

M. Caillaux arrested.


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