On This Day - 8 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

Successful French attack north-west of Longpont (west of Villers-Cotterets); 346 prisoners.

Eastern Front

Czecho-Slovaks occupy Irkutsk.

Declaration of aims to Allies by Siberian Government.

Southern Front

Italians win passage of Vojusa and occupy Fieri (20 miles north-east of Valona); French and Italians threaten Berat (north-east of Valona).

Naval and Overseas Operations

British monitors aid Italian advance on Lower Vojusa.

Political, etc.

Report of five M.P.'s re: enemy aliens, recommending stricter treatment.

House of Commons prolongs life of Parliament to 30 January 1919.


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