On This Day - 27 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

German attack north-west of Le Quesnoy repulsed.

Enemy gives way on Serre-Oise salient; French pursue.

Americans take Bois Belleu (east bank of Meuse).

General Ludendorff succeeded by von Lossberg.

Southern Front

British-Italian advance continued across the Piave; 9,000 prisoners.

Lord Cavan commands 10th Italian Army.

Serbs drive enemy back north of Kraguyevats.

Asiatic and Egyptian Theatres

British cavalry seize Muslimie junction (north of Aleppo, on Baghdad railway).

British main body in touch with Turks on Lower Zab.

Turks fall back to hills covering Shergat.

Political, etc.

Colonel House arrives in Paris as U.S.A. special representative.

German reply to President Wilson's Note published.

Austro-Hungarian Note asks for Armistice (published 29 October).


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