On This Day - 28 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 cross the Aisne on 18-mile front; battle of plateau between Aisne and Vesle, Allies fall back, Germans force passage of Vesle.  Allies left and right wings make stand at Vregny plateau and heights of St. Thierry.

Line restored south of Ypres.

Big British R.A.F. raids into Germany.

Eastern Front

The Cossacks of the Don notify Ukraine Government of their opposition to the Soviets and of independence of the rest of Russia.

Colonel Semenov forced by Bolsheviks to retire to right bank of Onon (Mongolia).

Southern Front

Two Austrian counter-attacks repulsed at Capo Sile.

British aeroplanes bomb Cattaro.

Asiatic and Egyptian Theatres

Severe fighting near Alexandropol (90 miles south of Tiplis).

British advance two miles north from Jaffa.

Political, etc.

British Government opens negotiations with Germany for direct exchange of prisoners on lines of Franco-German Convention.

Further revelations of brutal treatment of British prisoners.


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