On This Day - 29 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

No serious fighting north of Somme.  Between Somme and Avre Germans continue to advance, taking Hamel, Mezieres and Demuin.

French hold line west of Mezieres-La Neuville-Sire Bernard-outskirts of Montdidier.

Continued French counter-attacks on southern flank.

Germans claim 70,000 prisoners and 1,100 guns since opening of offensive.

General Foch appointed to co-ordinate action of Allied Armies.

Long-range gun causes 160 casualties in Parish church.

Eastern Front

Germans ratify Brest-Litovsk treaty of 3 March.

Turks ratify peace with Russia and Ukraine.


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