On This Day - 6 April 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

Severe fighting in Aveluy Wood (Albert), near Hebuterne, in Luce Valley, north and south of Montdidier, and in Oise region.

Strong German attacks near Beaumont (Meuse).

Reims heavily bombarded.

Eastern Front

Ukraine: Ekaterinoslav (north-east of Odessa) occupied by Germans.

Siberia: Disorders in Vladivostok are confirmed.

Asiatic and Egyptian Theatres

Turks occupy Ardahan (Transcaucasia).

Political, etc.

The King sends greetings to U.S.A. on anniversary of entrance into the war.

President Wilson speaks at Baltimore on war aims and resolves.


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