On This Day - 14 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

Neuve Eglise taken by Germans.

Seven attacks in Merville sector repulsed.

Near Bailleul, British line penetrated, but position restored.

East of Robecq, British take prisoners and machine guns.

General Foch appointed Commander-in-Chief of Allied Armies in France.

Political, etc.

M. Clemenceau issues statement that France does not recognise present Russian Government nor its acts.

Major-General Sykes appointed Chief of Air Staff.


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