On This Day - 28 March 1918
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)
Great German attack on wide front north and south of Scarpe river defeated with very heavy loss.
Between Somme and Avre rivers Germans advance, reaching Hamel.
Strong French counter-attacks gain ground near Montdidier and between Hainvillers and Pont l'Eveque (Oise).
Naval and Overseas Operations
H.M. boarding steamer "Tithonus" torpedoed.
British destroyers sink three German armed trawlers and capture crews.
General Pershing asks for employment of U.S.A. troops.
Australian Cabinet reconstituted.