On This Day - 22 August 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

British attack between Ancre and Somme, recapture Albert and Bray-Albert road.

French advance on Noyon, to Quierzy (south of Oise) and to River Divette from Evricourt to mouth (north of Oise).

Eastern Front

Statement of Allies at Archangel of aims.

Southern Front

Austrians begin counter-offensive in Albania.

Asiatic and Egyptian Theatres

Japanese detachment joins Semenov at Manchuria Station.


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