On This Day - 25 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

Sharp local fighting renewed in neighbourhood of Selency (two miles west of St. Quentin).

Surprise attack by enemy near Moeuvres and Epehy are repulsed.

Artillery actions on French front.

Southern Front

Bulgaria proposes an Armistice, but General Franchet d'Esperey, (Commander-in-Chief of Allied forces) declines any suspension of hostilities.

Serbians in posession of Babuna Pass, they capture Veles and Ishtip, press on to Uskub.

British cross Bulgarian frontier at Kosturino.  Over 10,000 prisoners and 200 guns.

End of battle of the Vardar.

Asiatic and Egyptian Theatres

In Palestine British cavalry reach Sea of Galilee in pursuit of Turks, who are fleeing towards Damascus.

East of Jordan British cavalry occupy Amman on Hejaz railway.  Total of prisoners 45,000 and 265 guns.

Political, etc.

Yugo-Slav State recognised by Italy as independent.


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