On This Day - 24 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 advance on Bapaume, capture Bray (south of Albert), Thiepval Ridge (north-east of Albert), Miraumont (west of Bapaume), Biefvillers (north of Albert) and reach Avesnes les Bapaume (western outskirts of Bapaume).

Eastern Front

Successful attack of Allies on Bolsheviks, who retreat to Kraevsk, (Ussuri front).

Announcement of tunnel, 39 miles east of Lake Baikal, blown up by Bolsheviks.

Political, etc.

U.S.A. House of Representatives pass Man-Power Bill (336 votes to 2).


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