On This Day - 30 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

Fierce fighting in Noyon sector.

Eastern Front

Russia: Rumoured that a counter-revolution is about to take place.

Southern Front

Operations during the month confined to artillery, air and patrol actions.

Asiatic and Egyptian Theatres

British reach Tank river on Mosul road and capture 12 guns and 1,800 prisoners.

British advance east of Jordan to attack south of Es Salt.

Line advanced at Mezra (Jerusalem).

Naval and Overseas Operations

Canadian Pacific liner, S.S. "Oronsa", sunk by submarine.

Further prohibited area in North Sea announced for 15 May.

Political, etc.

Mr. Ian Macpherson, Under-Secretary of State for War, appointed Vice-President of Army Council.

Major-General Harrington to be Deputy Chief of the Imperial General Staff.


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