On This Day - 9 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

First Battle of Lassigny begins.

New German offensive from between Montdidier and Noyon towards Compiegne.

Germans enter Thiescourt Wood (south-west of Noyon) and Ressons-sur-Matz; are checked on line Mortemer-Cuvilly.

Naval and Overseas Operations

Commander Rizzo torpedoes and sinks Austrian Dreadnought "Szent Istvan" off Premuda Island, Dalmatia.

Political, etc.

Speech of President Wilson to Mexican Mission.


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