On This Day - 28 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

Aeroplane raid on London: 67 killed, 166 injured; one enemy machine down.

French make two small attacks in Champagne and one in Upper Alsace.

Air attacks by British on Roulers and other aerodromes.

German raid repulsed between Lens and Arras.

Eastern Front

Heavy fighting between Bolsheviks and Ukrainians at Lutsk.

Romanian Legation ordered to leave Petrograd.

Civil War in Finland: Helsingfors captured by Socialists and Russian troops.

Southern Front

Italians attack between Asiago and Brenta Valley and capture Col del Rosso and 1,500 prisoners.

Asiatic and Egyptian Theatres

War Office reports further operations near Hejaz railway.

Naval and Overseas Operations

Further naval air attacks on Aertrycke and Engel.

H.M.S. "Hazard" sunk in collision in Channel.

Ankwalu (East Africa) occupied by British.

Political, etc.

U.S.A.: Mr. Baker makes statement on strength of Army.

Germany: Great strikes in Berlin, etc.


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