On This Day - 30 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

14 tons of bombs dropped on Paris, 1 raider brought down; 49 killed, 206 injured.

Southern Front

Battle dies down on Asiago plateau; Italians gain ground along Frenzela Gorge and at Val Bella and Rosso.

Asiatic and Egyptian Theatres

British line advanced near Arnutiya, 12 miles north of Jerusalem.

Naval and Overseas Operations

Brazil to send naval squadron to Europe.

British submarine E.14 sunk off Kum Kale in endeavour to sink "Goeben".

Political, etc.

Allied War Council meets at Versailles.

German strikes spread to Kiel, Munich and Hamburg.


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