On This Day - 24 February 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)

Eastern Front

Russia accepts German terms of peace.

Novocherkask, capital of Don Cossack territory, in Bolshevik hands.

Asiatic and Egyptian Theatres

Turks re-occupy Trebizond.

Naval and Overseas Operations

German auxiliary cruiser "Wolf" returns to Pola after 15 months' absence, having sunk 11 vessels, 33,000 tonnage.

Political, etc.

Count Motono states if Russia concludes separate peace Japan will take decided and adequate steps to meet occasion.


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