On This Day - 8 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

Great Allied (3rd and 4th British Armies, 30th U.S.A. Division and French) three-mile advance on St. Quentin-Cambrai 20-mile front; over 10,000 prisoners and 150 guns.

North of Scarpe British take Fresnes-Rouvroy line.

French drive Germans back on the Arnes, Aisne and Suippe.

Americans and French take Cornay and Consenvoye, and drive enemy back north of Verdun.

Eastern Front

M. Trepov (ex-Premier) reported shot.

Southern Front

Greeks occupy Drama.

Asiatic and Egyptian Theatres

26 Turkish Divisions reported wiped out in Syrian and Mesopotamian campaigns.

Political, etc.

President Wilson's temporizing answer to German Peace Note.

Polish manifesto summoning popular Government.

Spanish Cabinet (Sr. Maura) resigns.


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