On This Day - 1 September 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

Capture of Peronne; British take Bouchavesnes and Rancourt and make general progress south of Scarpe; on Lys front they advance and capture Neuve Eglise.

Over 57,000 prisoners and 650 guns re-taken by British during August.

French advance continues north of Noyon; above Soissons they capture Leury, Juvigny, Coucy and other places.

Eastern Front

Terrorism in Moscow; 5,000 social-revolutionaries sentenced to death by Bolsheviks.

Asiatic and Egyptian Theatres

Turks begin attack on Baku.


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