On This Day - 30 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

Over 30,000 prisoners taken in Flanders during past month.

Region above Valenciennes flooded by Germans.

Mannheim bombed by British.

Southern Front

Serbs reach Danube east of Semendria and occupy and Pozharevats.

Italian advance continues between Upper Brenta and sea; 33,000 prisoners.

Severe fighting at Grappa.

Fiume surrendered to the Croats by the Hungarians.

Asiatic and Egyptian Theatres

Turkish Army on Tigris surrenders to British.

Political, etc.

Serious influenza epidemic in London; 2,200 deaths last week.

Hungarian Republic proclaimed: Count Hadik Prime Minister.

German Note to U.S.A. received sating Armistice terms are being awaited.

National Council of Fiume proclaims independence of city and desires union with Italy.

Armistice between Turkey and Entente Powers signed at Mudros.


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