On This Day - 20 March 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

Repulse of strong German local attacks in Champagne, near Verdun, in the Woevre, and in Lorraine.

Political, etc.

Dutch ships in port of U.S.A. seized by Government.

Sir E. Geddes, speaking in House of Commons, gives figures relating to submarine warfare and shipbuilding, and announces that Lord Pirrie is to be Controller-General of Merchant Shipbuilding.

M. Marghiloman, Romanian Prime Minister.

Mr. A. Henderson declares that Labour cannot accept peace of Brest-Litovsk.


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