On This Day - 10 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

British raids near Ypres.

Ammunition depot near Courtrai bombed.

Eastern Front

Central Powers and Bolsheviks recognise the Ukraine as separate state; latter to be represented at negotiations.

British Government assure Russian Government of their support in creation of an independent Poland.

Asiatic and Egyptian Theatres

General Maude's despatch of 15 October 1917 issued.

Naval and Overseas Operations

Board of Admiralty reconstituted, with Sir E. Geddes as First Lord and Sir R. Wemyss as First Sea Lord.

Political, etc.

House of Lords adopts Women's Suffrage clause.

Australia: Conscription Referendum: majority against - 165,000.

Mr. Balfour in Edinburgh.


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