On This Day - 6 June 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

Germans capture village and height of Bligny (south-west of Reims); height re-taken by British; counter-attacks by Allies, especially in region nearest to Paris.

Gotha raid on Paris; third British air-raid on Coblenz.

Eastern Front

Capture of Gurks (93 miles north-east  of Borsia on Kharbin-Karimskaya Railway) by Semenov.

Naval and Overseas Operations

"Koningen Regentes", Hospital ship accompanying British delegates to Hague, torpedoed - four lost.


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