On This Day - 21 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

Position at Seicheprey restored.

Local fighting round Albert, Villers Brettonneux and Robecq.

Great aerial activity and much bombing on whole front.

German airman, Captain von Richthofen, killed.

Result of 29 days' bombardment of Paris: 118 killed, 236 injured.

Political, etc.

Australian Roman Catholic Bishops protest against Government action in Ireland.

New constitution of Versailles Council announced.

The King sends message to munition workers.

Sir M. de Bunsen sent on Mission to South America.


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