On This Day - 19 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

Scarpe river British capture prisoners and machine guns.

Position restored at Givenchy.

Sharp fighting at Robecq.

North of Merville heavy shelling, but no infantry attacks.

Eastern Front

Ukraine: Germans report occupation of two stations of main Sevastopol line.

Southern Front

Asiago Plateau: Successful minor action by British announced.

Macedonia: British withdraw from positions in Struma valley occupied on 15th.

Political, etc.

British Government announces right of search re: Dutch convoy of 16 April.

U.S.A. State Department says American landing in Vladivostok is merely police precaution.


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