On This Day - 7 July 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

Australian advance continued on each side of River Somme.

German air-raid on ambulance park at La Panne (village behind Yser): 43 girls killed.

Eastern Front

Czecho-Slovaks defeat Bolsheviks near Chita (east of Irkutsk).

Southern Front

Italians attack on Middle and Lower Vojusa (southern Albania).

Political, etc.

Agreement between Great Britain, U.S., France and Murman Council re: Allied help.


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