On This Day - 18 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

German raids near Neuve Chapelle and Lens repulsed.

Eastern Front

Bolsheviks send further two hours' ultimatum to Romania demanding passage of troops.

Germany refuses undertaking to withdraw troops from Russia.

Constituent Assembly meets in Petrograd and denounces Bolsheviks.

Southern Front

Italian patrols active on Asiago plateau.

Asiatic and Egyptian Theatres

British advance at Dura, 12 miles north of Jerusalem.

Arabs capture important Turkish convoy east of Medina.

British bomb Samaria.

Political, etc.

Mr. Lloyd George again addresses Man-power Conference.

Australia: Mr. Hughes' Government defeats "No confidence" vote.

Hungary: Serious strikes in Budapest.


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