On This Day - 14 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

Grand Allied attack in Flanders under King of Belgians; advance of five miles.

French storm Roulers and Sissonne.

German attacks on Selle river repulsed.

French advance on River Aisne west of Rethel.

Eastern Front

British, Indian and Turkoman troops attack Bolsheviks, and after severe Indian losses drive enemy from Dushak (90 miles west of Merv).

British troops from Vladivostok reach Irkutsk.

Southern Front

Italians take Durazzo from land side; enemy evacuate Jakova and retire on Ipek (Montenegro).

Naval and Overseas Operations

S.S. "Brussels" at Zeebrugge torpedoed by British destroyers.

Political, etc.

Announced that Germany refuses to ratify Prisoners of War Agreement.  British reply.

President Wilson answers German Note of 12 October.

Turkey's Peace Note received in U.S.A.

The King presents �10,000 to Red Cross.

Mr. Justice Younger's report on Prisoners of War in 1918 issued.

Spaniards take over seven German ships as compensation.

Izzet Pasha Grand Vizier and Minister of War.


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