On This Day - 11 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

Strong German resistance north of River Selle (Le Cateau); Germans retreat from strong positions north of River Sensee; British close to Douai.

Enemy retreats on 38-mile front north of Rivers Arnes and Suippe.

Big French advance.

Germans strip Flanders coats of ships and aeroplanes.

Southern Front

Heavy fighting on Asiago plateau; 500 prisoners.

General Jekor, Bulgarian Commander-in-Chief, dismissed.

Allied raid north of Monte Grappa.

Political, etc.

Herr Erzberger announces German militarism is dead.

Huge military appropriations demanded in U.S.A.

Emperor Karl receives nationality deputations at Reichsrat.

Dr. Wekerle, Hungarian Prime Minister, resigns.

Martial law in parts of Poland.


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