On This Day - 2 June 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 battle on Ourcq; Germans take and lose Longpont, Corcy, Faverolles (again retaken) and Troesnes.

German attack on Chateau-Thierry road, south-east of Bouresches (north-west of Chateau-Thierry), repulsed.

French capture Champlat (12 miles south-west of Reims).

Fierce fight at Choisy Hill, south of Noyon.

End of Third Battle of the Aisne.

Eastern Front

Defeat of Bolsheviks by Semenov in east Siberia.

Naval and Overseas Operations

U.S.A. have 150 vessels in European waters.

Political, etc.

Publication in Politiken (Swedish Socialist paper) of Secret Convention between Germany and Finland.


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