On This Day - 1 January 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 raids near Loos, Mericourt, and on other portions of front fail.

French repulse raid at Beaumont (Verdun).

Eastern Front

Reported German peace term cause consternation in Russia and denounced as annexationist.

M. Litvinov appointed Bolshevik Plenipotentiary in London.

Southern Front

Austrians bomb Bassano, Treviso and Mestre (Venice).

Successful British raid across Piave river.

Austrians driven from Zenson.

Asiatic and Egyptian Theatres

British advance continues north of Jerusalem.

Naval and Overseas Operations

H.M.S.s. "Arbutus" and "Grive" (small vessels) reported torpedoed.

Political, etc.

Inter-allied War Purchases Committee meets in Paris.

Calcutta: All-India Moslem Association formed.


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