On This Day - 11 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

Check to German advance.

Successful French counter-attack from Rubescourt to St. Maur; recapture of Belloy.

Germans driven out of Antheuil.

Americans capture Belleau Wood (west of Chateau-Thierry).

Eastern Front

Soviet delegates arrive in Berlin.

Czecho-Slovaks in control of Siberian Railway between Cheliabinsk and Nizhni-Udinsk (west of Irkutsk); Bolsheviks retreat to Slatust.

Czechs threaten Samara (on Volga).

Asiatic and Egyptian Theatres

British air raid on Amman.

Political, etc.

Bill for new Constitution of Finland presented to Finland Diet.

Speech of von Stein re: military position.


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