On This Day - 23 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

Series of local battles along front; Germans make stubborn resistance round Epehy.

French advance their line east of St. Quentin Canal; they reach the Oise, three miles north of La Fere.

Actions round Haumont on American front.

Eastern Front

Bulgarian rout; French cavalry enter Prilep, enemy stream northward toward Veles pursued by Allied troops.

Serbians in neighbourhood of Demir Kapu are well north of the Vardar.

British advance north of Lake Doiran and their cavalry pursue Bulgarians along road to Strumitsa.

Southern Front

East of Jordan, Colonial and Jewish troops pursue Turkish 4th Army in retreat towards Amman on Hejaz railway; British reach Es Salt.

Arab forces occupy Maan (south of Dead Sea); harass enemy retreating north.

Increasing number of prisoners.

coast, British capture Acre and Haifa.


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