On This Day - 9 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)

Eastern Front

Bolsheviks take Sizran and Bulgulma, and reach Stavropol (north-west of Samara).

Martial law at Moscow.

Southern Front

Successful Italian progress in Albania.

Naval and Overseas Operations

Announced that ships lost homeward bound to U.K. since 1 January 1918 rather more than 1 per cent.

Political, etc.

Salzburg Conference opens re: economic relations of Central Powers.

Resignation of von Kuhlmann (German Foreign Secretary); succeeded by Admiral von Hintze.

Appointments of Mr. J. R. Clynes, M.P. as (British) Food Controller.


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