On This Day - 27 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

Treves bombed by British, Conflans and Metz district by French.

Eastern Front

Bolshevik Government breaks off diplomatic negotiations with Romania.

Naval and Overseas Operations

Cunard liner S.S. "Andania" torpedoed off Ulster coast.

Naval aircraft bomb Aertrycke and Engel.

Argentine S.S. "Ministro Iriondo" torpedoed by Germans.

"Goeben" refloated.


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