On This Day - 8 May 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

Strong local attack by enemy between La Clytte and Voormezeele; they enter front line at certain points south of Morlancourt.

Australians push forward.

Activity in Avre valley.

Eastern Front

German forces occupy Rostov, on the Don.

Southern Front

In Balkans, Allied airmen bomb aerodrome at Drama and cantonments at Beranci.

Asiatic and Egyptian Theatres

Operations continued on Baghdad-Mosul road.

Enemy troops attacked by British airmen on Tigris, north of Tekrit.


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