On This Day - 14 March 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

French recover trenches near Butte de Mesnil lost on 1 March.

Severe aerial fighting; 223 enemy machines disabled since 1 March.

Eastern Front

Congress of Soviets at Moscow ratifies Best-Litovsk treaty by 704 votes to 261.

Asiatic and Egyptian Theatres

British make small advance in Jordan valley.

Political, etc.

Mr. Balfour, speaking in House of Commons, defends proposed Japanese intervention in Asiatic Russia.

Meeting of Supreme War Council in London, attended by Entente Premiers and Foreign Ministers.


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