On This Day - 29 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

Good progress of Anglo-Belgian attack; Dixmude, Passchendaele, Messines, Gheluvelt and other places occupied; Allies reach Roulers-Menin road.  British reach outskirts of Cambrai and break Hindenburg Line on a 6-mile front.  22,000 prisoners taken in three days.

Stiff fighting by Australian and American troops about St. Quentin tunnel.

General Mangin reaches the Ailette.

Southern Front

Armistice between Bulgaria and Entente signed.

Serbs close to Bulgarian frontier south of Kustendil and storm Bulgarian position, 11 miles north-east of Veles.

French cavalry enter Uskub.

Severe fighting with Austrian rearguards in Albania.

Asiatic and Egyptian Theatres

Cavalry and car movement towards Damascus continues.

10,000 Turks, part of 2nd corps, 4th army, between Maan and Amman, surrender at Ziza (17 miles south of Amman).

Political, etc.

Japanese Cabinet formed under Mr. Kei Hara.

Czecho-Slovak resolution for liberty proclaimed at Prague.


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