On This Day - 7 September 1918
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)
Rapid British and French pursuit of Germans, who retreat towards "Hindenburg Line".
British take Roisel (railway junction for St. Quentin and Cambrai) and greater part of Havrincourt Wood.Somme French capture Pithon, Dury and Ollezy, east of Ham, cross Crozat canal at Pont de Tugny and St. Simon after heavy fighting. Lys front enemy display strong resistance.
First instalment of Russian War Indemnity to Germany, consisting of �12,500,000 in gold and bank notes is sent from Moscow to the frontier.
Naval and Overseas Operations
Publication by Admiralty of names of commanders of 151 U-boats disposed of by Navy.