On This Day - 24 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

Great aerial activity in Flanders.

Courtrai, Ledeghem and Douai bombed.

Air raids into Germany on Mannheim, Treves and Thionville.

French repulse raids north of Aisne river and at Caurieres Wood.

Southern Front

Italians occupy Austrian advanced post at Capo Sile.

Naval and Overseas Operations

Naval aircraft continue to bomb "Goeben".

Enemy post at Pamuni Hill (East Africa) taken.

Political, etc.

Mr. Lloyd George and Signor Orlando confer.

Lord Rhondda outlines comprehensive scheme of national food distribution.

Germany: Counts Hertling and Czernin reply to war aims speeches for Germany and Austria.


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