On This Day - 26 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

Great Franco-American attack on 40-mile front, from middle of Champagne to the Meuse.

French under General Gouraud, Americans under General Pershing.  Both armies advance several miles, capture Montfaucon, Varennes and many villages.

Southern Front

British enter Strumitsa (Bulgaria).

Serbian cavalry, striking east from Ishtip, capture Kochana.

Bulgarians make hard fight to retain Uskub.

Asiatic and Egyptian Theatres

U.S.S.'s "Tampa" sunk on convoy duty (117 lost).

Political, etc.

Railway strike in England ended.

Count Tisza's Mission to Bosnia a complete failure.


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