On This Day - 10 February 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)

Eastern Front

Trotsky states that Russia, while desisting from signing formal peace, is no longer at war with Quadruple Alliance.

Order given for demobilisation of Russian forces.

Russia out of the War.

Publication of peace treaty between Central Powers and Ukraine.

Southern Front

Renewed Austrian activity on Asiago front.

Political, etc.

Lord Beaverbrook appointed Minister in charge of Propaganda.

Death of Abdul Hamid, ex-Sultan of Turkey.


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