On This Day - 10 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

Local fighting in Epehy and Gouzeaucourt sectors.

British patrols make progress north-east of Neuve Chapelle.

East of Crozat Canal between St. Quentin and La Fere, French make further progress; they occupy Hinancourt and Travecy.

Special Order of the Day issued: 75,000 prisoners and 750 guns taken by British in four weeks.

Eastern Front

Fight for Kazan (Volga) and reported Soviet success.


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