On This Day - 10 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

Battle extends northwards.

Germans reach left bank of Lys river.

From Estaires south to Givenchy position is maintained.

North of Armentieres, line forced back to Wytschaete, Messines Ridge and Ploegsteert; Armentieres evacuated with practically no loss.

Eastern Front

Siberia: Bolsheviks at Vladivostok reported to have fired on Japanese troops.

Asiatic and Egyptian Theatres

Palestine: Turco-German troops attack British position in coastal sector and after preliminary success are driven back, and British line is slightly advanced.

Naval and Overseas Operations

Monrovia (Liberia) bombarded by German submarine and wireless destroyed.

Political, etc.

Manpower Bill read second time (majority 223); order for thinning-out issued by Sir A. Geddes - to have effect on 24 April.

Rome: Conference of Oppressed Nationalities ends.

Canada: Bill appropriating �100,000,000 for war expenditure introduced.


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