On This Day - 14 September 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

Continued German retreat between the Meuse and Moselle, closely followed by French and Americans.

Between the Oise and Aisne the French capture Allemant village and Laffaux Mill in local attacks.

German counter-attacks at Havrincourt fails.

Asiatic and Egyptian Theatres

British force withdrawn from Baku (Caspian Sea) owing to failure of Armenians to support them.

Political, etc.

Germany makes peace offer to Belgium on the basis of no indemnity or reparation, etc.


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