On This Day - 26 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

Battle of the Scarpe (east of Arras) begins.  British 1st Army attack Germans on River Scarpe, capture Monchy-le-Preux (south of Scarpe) and reach outskirts of Roeux (north of Scarpe).

Eastern Front

Allied and Czech patrols disarm 400 Russian volunteers supporting Horvath.

Political, etc.

Letter of Lord Hugh Cecil on Lord Lansdowne's policy.

Finnish Government repudiates alleged intention of supporting German Murman expedition.

Manifesto of Ukrainian National Council in Paris appealing for moral support against Germany.

Announcement that Duke Adolf-Friedrich of Mecklenburg-Schwerin no longer candidate for Finnish throne.


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