On This Day - 12 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

French advance near Belloy and St. Maur; Germans cross Matz, enter Meliocq (south of Lassigny).

Americans capture Belleau Wood (Nancy).

German advance on Cutry plateau (Villers-Cotterets).

700,000 U.S. reported in France.

Asiatic and Egyptian Theatres

Tiflis, capital of Georgia, occupied by Germans; Kurdamir (Transcaucasia) and Ujari (northern Persia) occupied by Turks.

Naval and Overseas Operations

Allies enter Malema (Portuguese East Africa).

Germans retreat to River Ligonya.

Political, etc.

First meeting of Imperial War Conference.

Warm speech of Mr Balfour re: Japan.

Czecho-Slovak movement recognised also by France and Italy.


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