On This Day - 16 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

Enemy retreats from Douai-Lille front, pursued by British.

Flanders army advances, taking part of Courtrai, etc.

Americans enter Grand Pre after hard fight.

Strong German counter-attack on River Selle.

Dunkirk finally shelled by long-range gun.

Eastern Front

M. Lenin again wounded.

Bolsheviks try to stop Middlesex battalion at Zema (Siberia).

Southern Front

Greece cleared of Bulgarians; Proclamation issued.

Asiatic and Egyptian Theatres

Armenian General Andranik harassing Turkish communications about Erivan (Russian Armenia).

Political, etc.

Peace demonstrations in Berlin; public opinion much disturbed.

Manifesto by Emperor Karl granting autonomy to Yugo-Slavs.

Row in Hungarian Parliament.


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