On This Day - 18 September 1918
Great Australian (5th/6th Australian Infantry Brigades) advance on 16-mile front (north-west of St. Quentin, extending from Holnon Wood to Gouzeaucourt; over 6,000 prisoners and a number of guns captured; outer defences of Hindenburg Line stormed in many places.
French, in liaison with British, capture Savy Wood and Fontaine-les-Cleres.
End of battle of Epehy.
Germans continue strong counter-attacks north and south of Moeuvres.
Murmansk front: Karelians defeat German-led forces from Finland at Ukhtinskaya and drive them back over the border.
Japanese coverging from east and south take Blagoveshchensk (on the Amur) and Alexeievsk. 2,000 Germans and Austrians lay down their arms.
Bulgarians in full retreat before French, Serbians and Yugo-Slavs; Serbian cavalry reaches Polosko; communication with Prilep (Bulgarian advanced base) cut.
Anglo-Greeks attack in neighbourhood of Lake Doiran and take the town.
Asiatic and Egyptian Theatres
Arab force surrounds Dera'a and blows up railway junction.
Complete failure of the Austro-Hungarian peace offer, which is rejected by Great Britain, France, U.S.A. and Belgium in turn.