On This Day - 24 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

Violent attacks on junction of British and French in Amiens sector south of Somme; Villers-Bretonneux lost.

Battle very severe at Hangard; Germans finally capture village.

Attacks beaten off east of Robecq and north-east of Bailleul.

Heavy artillery fire in Woevre.

Eastern Front

Manchuria: Cossacks under Colonel Semenov defeat 500 armed Hungarian prisoners of war and drive them back towards Chita.

Southern Front

Macedonia: Lively fighting west of Doiran and in Cherna Bend.

Asiatic and Egyptian Theatres

During past week, a 53-mile section of Hejaz railway south of Maan effectively occupied by Arab troops.

Naval and Overseas Operations

Naval aircraft over Zeebrugge and Ostend.

Political, etc.

Rectification of Anglo-Turkish agreement for exchange of prisoners announced.

French papers publish Lichnowsky memorandum in full.

Hungary: Count Serenyi tries to form Ministry; and fails next day.


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