On This Day - 10 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

German advance on Compiegne.  On east French withdraw from Carlepont Wood on Ribecourt.  In centre Germans take heights of Marqueglise and reach Antheuil.  French retreat on River Aronde, recapture Mery.  Courcelles (south-east of Montdidier) taken by Germans, retaken by French.

Bombardment of Paris by long-range gun continues.

Australians advance south of Morlancourt (between Ancre and Somme).

Eastern Front

Retreat of Colonel Semenov in Siberia.

Southern Front

French carry Mt. Kamia (south-west of Lake Ochrida) and villages of Streksaj and Proptisti.

Asiatic and Egyptian Theatres

Successful British raid on Turks north of Kefr Malik (between Shechem Road and Jordan Valley).

Political, etc.

International Seamen's Congress at Copenhagen forms International Federation; Mr. Havelock Wilson, President, Mr. Damm (Dane), Secretary.

Officially stated that between 15 May and 1 June Germans had bombed hospitals on seven occasions, with resulting loss of 248 killed and 693 wounded.


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