On This Day - 29 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: bombs dropped in outskirts, 10 killed, 10 wounded.

Successful British raids and patrol encounters near Havrincourt and Bullecourt (Cambrai).

Southern Front

Italian attack continues.

Monte di Vall Bella captured.

Naval and Overseas Operations

Naval aircraft bomb Coolkerke aerodrome (Bruges).

Allied air raid on Zeebrugge.

Enemy driven down Lujenda Valley towards Mtarika (East Africa).

Political, etc.

Signor Orlando's visit to London; official communiqu� records complete understanding.


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