On This Day - 24 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

French and British co-operate in attack in St. Quentin sector, good progress made, in spite of strong resistance, around hamlets of Salency (Noyon) and Gricourt.

Allies within two miles of St. Quentin.

French capture Francilly-Selency and Dallon; approach Giffecourt.

Southern Front

Allies continue to advance on both sides of Vardar river.

Bulgarians offer strong rearguard resistance.

French advance beyond Prilep and Serbians approach Babuna Pass.

Asiatic and Egyptian Theatres

General Allenby's troops in pursuit of Turkish 4th Army approach Amman on Hejaz railway.  Arab forces cut the line farther north and press enemy in retreat from Maan.  40,000 prisoners and 265 guns taken.

Political, etc.

Railway strike, which began in South Wales, spreads to other lines; Great Western, Midland and London and South Western affected.

Yugo-Slav charter signed at Agram.

Resignation of Japanese Cabinet announced.


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