On This Day - 22 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 St. Quentin and La Bassee.

Much British bombing at Roulers, Menin and Courtrai.

Eastern Front

Russian protest against omissions in German report of peace proceedings.

Asiatic and Egyptian Theatres

Samaria again bombed.

Political, etc.

First meeting of Allied Naval Council in London.

Japan: Prime Minister warns Russia that Japan will intervene in Eastern Asia if necessary.

Resignation of von Seidler (Austrian Prime Minister).


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