On This Day - 4 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

Germans capture Veuilly-la-Poterie (half-way between Ourcq and Chateau-Thierry).

Americans check Germans at Veuilly Wood.

Eastern Front

Ukraine Government recognised by Central Powers.

Asiatic and Egyptian Theatres

British air raid on Amman.

Political, etc.

M. Cooreman succeeds Baron de Brogneville as Belgian Prime Minister.

M. Clemenceau praises armies of French and Allies.

German article on main Continental idea.

Renewal of Anglo-American Arbitration Treaty.


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