On This Day - 30 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

a 37.5 mile front, between Moreuil and Lassigny, French offensive continued; desperate resistance to enemy attacks.

North of Somme in Boivy and Boyelles region (Cojeul river) heavy German attacks break down.

South of Somme in Luce valley, Demuin is lost and retaken by British.

Attack on Belgian trenches east of Nieuport repulsed.

Southern Front

Albania: Enemy attempt against bridgehead in Avlona sector fails.

Asiatic and Egyptian Theatres

British raid Hejaz railway near Amman (east of Jordan).

Political, etc.

H.M. the King returns from a visit to the front.

Mr. Lloyd George issues statement on course of present battle and announces appointment of General Foch.


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