On This Day - 21 August 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 Lassigny.

Battle of Bapaume begins.  British 3rd and 4th Armies attack north of River Ancre on 10-mile front between Beaucourt-sur-Ancre and Moyenneville.  British line reaches Albert-Arras Railway.

Eastern Front

Reported Bolshevist advance towards Grodekoro (on Kharbin-Vladivostok Railway).

Announcement of appointment of M. Regnault (ex-French Ambassador at Tokyo) to be French representative at Vladivostok.

Political, etc.

Speech of Lord Reading re: U.S.A. and War.


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