On This Day - 13 October 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

More fighting on River Selle line; progress north-west of Douai.

French capture La Fere and Laon and push well on.

Stiff fighting on Meuse, north of Verdun.

Eastern Front

French, British and Japanese troops enter Siberia.

Southern Front

French cavalry enter Pirot.

Serbs storm enemy positions north of Nish.

Asiatic and Egyptian Theatres

British advanced forces enter Tripolis (Syria).

Political, etc.

M. Venizelos arrives in London.


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