On This Day - 14 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

British successful midnight attack north of Bethune along La Bassee Canal.

General Guillaumont appointed Military Governor of Paris.

Asiatic and Egyptian Theatres

Turkish capture of Tabriz (north-west Persia) reported; they repulse British on Hejaz line (Maan region, south of Dead Sea).

Political, etc.

Inadequate majority in Finnish Diet for bill to establish monarchy.

Protocol of agreement between Don and Kuban Cossack Governments.

Provisional Treaty between Russia and Ukraine.


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