On This Day - 28 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

Germans again attack at Locre and are repulsed.

Great artillery activity in Luce Valley and south of Lassigny.

Further attacks on Hangard Wood are repulsed.

At Langemarck, Belgians repulse a big enemy raid.

Announced that an American force has entered the line under French command on Northern battle front.

Eastern Front

Polish Government addresses Note to Central Powers.

Asiatic and Egyptian Theatres

British forces reach the Ak Su river (Tigris).

Political, etc.

Senhor Sidonio Paes, Provisional President, is elected President of the Portuguese Republic.


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