On This Day - 7 April 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

Heavy artillery work on the Oise and between the Somme and Armentieres; two attacks on Bucquoy repulsed.

Eastern Front

Russian protests to Germany about landing in Finland and to foreign Consuls in Moscow about Vladivostok.

Bolsheviks evacuating Helsingfors.

Asiatic and Egyptian Theatres

Kerak (south of Dead Sea) occupied by Hejaz troops.

Transcaucasia; Turkish troops reported to be marching on Batum.

Political, etc.

Paris: M. Clemenceau receives Mr. Baker, U.S. Secretary of War.


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