On This Day - 9 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

Enemy attacks in La Clytte-Voormezeele sector repulsed; French and British positions re-established.

Germans gain small success at Albert.

French success at Grivesnes, north-west of Montdidier.

Eastern Front

M. Ustemovich proclaimed President of the Ukraine.

Southern Front

Italians storm Monte Corno, in the Vallarsa (Upper Piave) during night; take 100 prisoners.

Political, etc.

Debate in House of Commons on General Maurice's letter; motion by Mr. Asquith defeated by large Government majority.

Entente Trade Committee formed in Holland.


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