On This Day - 29 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 recapture Bapaume.

French recapture Noyon and cross River Ailette.

Eastern Front

British Embassy at Petrograd attacked by Bolshevist troops; Captain Cromie, Naval Attache, killed.

Southern Front

Austrian offensive in southern Albania checked.

Naval and Overseas Operations

"Casara", Spanish S.S., torpedoed and sunk by German submarine.

Political, etc.

Mr. Ryan (U.S.A.) to be Assistant Secretary of War, with title and functions of Director of Air Service.

Visit of Kaiser Wilhelm to Tsar Ferdinand of Bulgaria at Nauheim.


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