On This Day - 23 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

British take Marfaux (south-west of Reims).

French and Americans continue advance north and south of Ourcq, reaching Oulchy la Ville and occupying Bois du Chatelet.

North of Montdidier French occupy Mailly-Raineval, Sauvillers and Aubervillers.

Eastern Front

Appointment of Herr Helfferich (German ex-Minister of Interior) as Ambassador at Moscow.

Siberian Government at Vladivostok reigns; Proclamation of Siberian Government Council.

Naval and Overseas Operations

Retreat of Germans at Namirrue.

British armed mercantile cruiser "Marmora" torpedoed and sunk by German submarine, 100 lost.

Political, etc.

Munition workers' strike at Coventry.

Mr. Herbert Hoover (U.S. Food Controller) at Mansion House, London.

King visits Grand Fleet.


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