On This Day - 8 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)

Eastern Front

Bolshevik Government orders Entente forces in the north to leave the country.

Asiatic and Egyptian Theatres

Arab raid on Hejaz railway near Toweira (105 miles north-west of Medina); British advance north of Jaffa.

Germans land at Poti (north of Batum).

Naval and Overseas Operations

"Pinar del Rio" (American steamer) sunk by U-boat off Maryland.

Political, etc.

Prisoners of War Conference at the Hague opens.

Arrival in London of Sir R. Borden and Mr. W. Massey (Canadian and New Zealand Premiers).

Georgians and Armenians sign peace treaties with Turkey.


On This Day