On This Day - 27 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

Air-raid on Paris, 11 killed, 14 injured.

Eastern Front

650 newly-elected members of Soviet enrolled.

Naval and Overseas Operations

Hospital ship "Llandovery Castle" torpedoed south-west of Fastnet - all boats (except one) rammed and sunk: 244 lost.

Four British destroyers fight eight German ones: no damage received.

Political, etc.

Agreement between Sweden, Finland and Germany for abolition of forts on Aaland Islands.

Yugo-Slav deputation at Rome.

Mr. Hughes in London.

Chamber of Commerce declares for abandonment of policy of open door.

Speech of M. Kerenski at Labour Conference, London.


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