On This Day - 10 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 take Le Cateau and Rouvroy (south-east of Lens) and Sallaumines.  King's congratulations.

Germans forced back by French beyond Oise Canal and in Champagne (losing Grand Pre) and from part of the Chemin des Dames.

Argonne forest cleared.

Eastern Front

Death of General Alexeiev.

Southern Front

Allies approach Nish, held by Mackensen.

French occupy Prishtina.

Naval and Overseas Operations

The Irish mail-boat "Leinster" torpedoed in Irish Channel; 527 lost.

Von Lettow-Vorbeck reported moving to northern end of Lake Nyassa.

Political, etc.

Lord Grey on the League on Nations.

General von Scheuch succeeds von Stein as German War Minister.

Cuban troops offered to U.S.A.

French Socialist Congress passes a "Bolshevist" resolution.

Severe "flu" epidemic in South Africa.

Tuann Chi Jui, Chines Prime Minister, retired.


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