On This Day - 26 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 progress south of Valenciennes and repulse German attack on Maing.

Heavy French fighting on Rethel-Oise front.

Slight advance east of Courtrai.

General Ludendorff resigns.

Southern Front

Remainder of Grave di Papadopoli Island seized by British and Italians.

Asiatic and Egyptian Theatres

British advanced troops occupy Aleppo.

Turks on Tigris retreat during night 26/27 to Kalaat Shergat.

Political, etc.

Count J. Andrassy succeeds Count Burian as Foreign Minister.

King of Montenegro suggests a Confederated Yugo-Slavia with autonomous States.


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