On This Day - 15 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

Results of Cambrai enquiry published.

Eastern Front

Bolsheviks issue 24 hours' ultimatum to Romania.  Corps Diplomatique secure release of Ambassador.  Arrest of King of Romania ordered by Bolsheviks.

Southern Front

Austrian counter-attacks on new Italian positions are repulsed.

Asiatic and Egyptian Theatres

Considerable air and patrol activity in Palestine.

Amman (Hejaz railway) bombed.

Political, etc.

Draft of compulsory rationing scheme issued to Control Committees.

U.S.A.: War labour administrator appointed.

Strikes in Austria.


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