On This Day - 4 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

British and French heavy fighting St. Quentin to Cambrai.

French and Americans increase gains in Champagne as far as the River Arnes.

Announcement re: prisoners, etc.

American attack west of the Meuse gains ground north-east of Argonne Forest.

German guns being removed from Flanders coast.

Southern Front

Greek troops occupy Seres and Demir Hissar.

French and Serbs drive back Austrians in Vranya region, and French and Italians drive back Austrians in Albania.

Sharp fighting in Monte Grappa (Upper Brenta) region.

Naval and Overseas Operations

Japanese steamer "Hirano Maru" torpedoed off Ireland, 292 lost.

Political, etc.

Prince Max of Baden appointed Chancellor.

Germany and Austria address pleas for Armistice to President Wilson.

Ferdinand of Bulgaria abdicates; succeeded by his son Boris, who signs decree for demobilisation of Bulgar Army.


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