On This Day - 19 September 1918
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)
Further British and French
gains in direction of St. Quentin; heavy fighting round Gouzeaucourt and
Moeuvres, all Germans attacks finally repulsed.
British capture Lempire and
the French advance beyond Contescourt; they capture Essigny le Grand at end
of the day.
Bulgarian rout continues;
Serbians cross the Cherna and march on Prilep; over 5,000 prisoners taken.
Asiatic and Egyptian
Great Offensive (Battle of
Samaria) in Palestine. General Allenby advances on 16-mile front
between Rafat and the sea; pierces Turkish lines.
Infantry reach railway
junction of Tull Keram, cavalry push forward east and north-east to cut off
enemy retreat. 3,000 prisoners taken by British.
Mr. J. Davis appointed
U.S.A. ambassador to Great Britain.