On This Day - 12 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

Fighting on River Selle.

End of Second Battle of Le Cateau.

French take Vouziers.

End of Champagne Battle (since 26 September); 21,500 prisoners and 600 guns taken.

French north of Craonne and within three miles of Laon.

Southern Front

Serbs capture Nish after stiff fight.

French occupy Mitrovitsa and Prisrend.

90,000 Bulgars and 2,000 guns captured in 27 days.

Italians take Kavaya (Albania).

Political, etc.

German reply to President Wilson despatched.

Luxembourg begs President Wilson to protect her rights.

Polish National Army recognised by Allied Powers.

U.S. troops overseas number over 1,900,000.


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