On This Day - 3 October 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

Germans withdraw from Lens-Armentieres line and past La Bassee.

British successfully attack on eight-mile front and take Le Catelet, etc.

Stiff fighting by French north of St. Quentin, north-west of Reims and in Champagne.

British capture Gheluwe; French and Belgians reach Hooglede.

Brutal order by Ludendorff re: prisoners.

Successful Allied air fighting, 55 German planes down.

Eastern Front

The Ufa (southern Urals) loyal Government declare all Soviet treaties void and propose All-Russian Constituient Assembly.

Fighting in the Urals.

Japanese reported to have joined Semenov at Ruchlevo (Siberia); 1,500 Magyar prisoners.

Southern Front

Allied forces in touch with Austro-Germans in southern Serbia; Serbs capture 7,000 Bulgars.

Big British raid on Asiago front.

Political, etc.

Germans witholding ratification of Prisoners of War Agreement because of Germans interned in China.

Sir G. Cave Chairman of Inder-departmenal Prisoners of War Committee.

General Moiner appointed Governor of Paris.


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