On This Day - 25 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

Very strong attack on British and French from Bailleul to Hollbeke.

Germans reach Mt. Kemmel; Allied line forced back.

South of Somme Allies recapture Villers-Bretonneux with 600 prisoners.

German tanks in action for first time.

In the Woevre, after heavy bombardment, German attack is stopped.

Eastern Front

Finland: Germans report junction with Finnish army 30 miles north of Helsingfors.

Ukraine: Germans announced to be near Sevastopol.

Southern Front

In Asiago basin British patrols force enemy detachments to retire.

Political, etc.

Mr. Churchill reviews work of Ministry of Munitions.

Lord Rothermere (Air Ministry) resigns.

Australia: Mr. Hughes and Mr. Cook appointed to represent Australia at War Conference.

Mr. Loudon, Dutch Foreign Minister, says relations with Germany difficult.

German demands for use of Limburg railway agreed to.

Red Cross sale �151,000.


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