On This Day - 23 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

British attack on front of 33 miles from Mercatel (5 miles south of Arras) to Lihons (north-west of Chaulnes).

British cross Arras-Bapaume road, advancing on Bapaume from north and north-west.

About Albert British capture high ground to east.

South of Somme British capture Chuignolles (on Peronne road).

Eastern Front

Semenov advances from Manchuria Station and defeats Bolsheviks.

Southern Front

Austrians renew attacks on Italian positions (southern Albania).

Political, etc.

Lord Robert Cecil (Assistant Foreign Secretary) on Dr. Solf's speech of 20 August 1918.


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