On This Day - 10 November 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

French and Americans cross Meuse, capture Hirson, and advance towards Montmedy; surround Mezieres.

Southern Front

Romania takes up arms again.

Allied forces cross Danube and join hands with Romanians.

Asiatic and Egyptian Theatres

British join French at Alexandretta.

Naval and Overseas Operations

British mine-sweeper "Ascot" torpedoed and sunk by German submarine off north-east coast of England (53 lives lost).

Political, etc.

Tewfik Pasha (ex-ambassador to London) is appointed by Sultan Grand Vizier and forms pro-Entente Government at Constantinople.

Kaiser crosses into Holland.

Death of Herr Ballin.


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