On This Day - 30 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

Important progress on St. Quentin-Cambrai front, Thorigny-Guistain-Rumilly taken.

Cambrai fired by enemy.

General Gouraud, on 20-mile front in Champagne takes Ste. Marie-a-Py, etc.

General Mangin progresses on Aisne and Vesle.

Belgians take Dixmude and threaten Roulers.

Stiff American fighting in Argonne Forest.

British progress north of Neuve Chapelle.

Southern Front

Bulgaria surrenders at noon and accepts the Allied terms.

Opening of Sobranje and King's Speech.

Asiatic and Egyptian Theatres

Damascus taken by British and Arabs.  7,000 prisoners.

End of Battle of Samaria.

Naval and Overseas Operations

British seaplane squadron over Heligoland Bight.

U.S.S. "Ticonderoga" torpedoed (121 soldiers lost).

Political, etc.

The Chancellor of the Exchequer opens a "Feed-the-Guns" campaign to raise a second War Loan of �1,000,000,000.

Mr. Balfour on the League of Nations.

Count Hertling and all German Secretaries of State resign.


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