On This Day - 1 July 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 capture St. Pierre Aigle (village north-west of Forest of Villers-Cotterets).

Americans capture Vaux (west of Chateau-Thierry).

British air raids on Mannheim, Coblenz, Thionville and Treves.

Southern Front

Italians gain positions in north-west of Monte Grappa.

Naval and Overseas Operations

U.S. transport "Corrington" torpedoed and sunk, 6 lost.

Five British aeroplanes bomb Austrian base at Cattaro.

Portuguese East Africa: Germans under Lettow-Vorbeck fight British and Portuguese at Nhamacurra (26 miles north of Quilimane).

Political, etc.

Appointment of five M.P.'s to investigate Alien question and to advise action to be taken.

Publication of Mr. Lloyd George's reply to deputation of Federalists.

Serious explosion at shell factory in Midlands, 100 killed, 150 injured.


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