On This Day - 18 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

High-water mark of the War.  Great Allied counter attack on 27-mile front between Fontenoy (6.5 miles north-west of Soissons) and Belleau (6 miles north-west of Chateau-Thierry).  French reach Monte de Paris (1 mile from Soissons) and 5 miles of Crise Valley, east of Buzancy.  South of Ourcq, French and Americans secure line Marizy-Hautvesnes-Belleau.  South of Marne Germans reach St. Agneau.  East of Reims French retake Prunay and defeat Prussian Guard east of Prosnes.

Aeroplane raid on Kent; no casualties.

Political, etc.

Debate in Reichsrat re: "German Course" of Austrian policy.

Japanese Diplomatic Council approves U.S.'s proposal for intervention in Siberia.


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