On This Day - 11 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

Minor local actions on front; hostile artillery active in Ancre sector.

Eastern Front

Fighting between Bolsheviks and Anarchists in Moscow.

Conflicts at Kiev between German troops and supporters of Rada.

Congress of Ukraine peasants demand land, etc.

Southern Front

Italians retain Monte Corno against Austrian counter-attacks.

Asiatic and Egyptian Theatres

In Mesopotamia, General Marshall drives Turks over Lesser Zab river at Alton Keupri, 70 miles from Mosul.

Turks advance in west Persia, occupy Uskner and Suj Bulak:- Enzeli on Caspian Sea being their objective.

Naval and Overseas Operations

British submarine sinks large cruiser U-boat in Atlantic in lat. of C. St. Vincent; the first submarine of this type to be destroyed.

Sir R. Keyes thanked by War Cabinet.

Political, etc.

The King reviews American troops in London.

Peace signed in Berlin between Finland and Turkey.


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