On This Day - 20 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)

Southern Front

Italian advance continued in Montello, Fagare and Zenson (Lower Piave) sectors.

Austrian line at Cortelazzo (mouth of Piave) broken.

Nervesa re-captured.

Naval and Overseas Operations

Appointment of General Northey as Governor and Commander-in-Chief of East African Protectorate and High Commissioner for Zanzibar Protectorate.

Political, etc.

Re-establishment of Civil Law Courts in occupied territory of Palestine.

Publication of Lord Grey's "League of Nations"; Report of Shipping Committee; Speech of Lord Curzon re: Ireland; Speech of Mr. Balfour re: peace; Reception of Sir M. De Bunsen's Mission by President of Chile.

Food riots in Vienna.

Refusal of passport to M. Troelstra (Dutch Socialist leader) to visit England.


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