On This Day - 30 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

French hold enemy up south of Soissons, preventing further advance.  In centre Germans capture Fere-en-Tardenois and Vezilly, increase their pressure towards Ville-en-Tardenois, reach the Marne near Jaulgonne, and gain some forts north-west of Reims.

Enemy claim capture of 35,000 prisoners and much war material.

British bomb various towns on German front.

Southern Front

Franco-Greek success at Srka di Legen, 1,500 prisoners taken (11 miles west of River Vardar).

Asiatic and Egyptian Theatres

British bomb Turks at Fatha (Tigris, above Tekrit) and at junction of Lesser Zab river.

Political, etc.

Publication of Chino-Japanese Note re: military agreements.


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