On This Day - 26 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

Germans report air attack on Dunkirk, Calais and Boulogne.

Extension of British line to south of St. Quentin reported.

Eastern Front

Ukraine declares its complete independence.

Provisional Siberian Government elected by Regional Government at Tomsk.

Southern Front

Austrian attempt at Capo Sile repulsed.

Austrians bomb Mestre and Treviso and damage hospitals.

Asiatic and Egyptian Theatres

Turkish attacks near Tafile and Maan repulsed by Hejaz troops.

Naval and Overseas Operations

Submarines sunk Dublin steam packet S.S. "Cork" and (50th) Spanish steamer "Giralda".


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