On This Day - 3 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 advance north of Aisne between Autreches on east and Moulin sous Touvent on west; 1,000 prisoners.

Eastern Front

Germans prepare to advance on Murman railway.

New Provisional Government established at Vladivostok.

Naval and Overseas Operations

Retreat of Germans at Nhamacurra.

Political, etc.

Proclamation of Sinn Fein as dangerous organisation.

Death of Lord Rhondda (British Food Controller).

Death of Mohammed V., Sultan of Turkey; succeeded by Mohammed VI (Vahid-ed-Din).


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