On This Day - 22 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

British enter Valenciennes.

French and Czech-Slovaks push enemy back on the Serre river.

Fierce fighting by the Americans on both banks of Meuse, north of Verdun and in the Woevre.

Eastern Front

New Polish Cabinet formed under M. Swiezynski.

Southern Front

Lord Cavan's despatch, dated 14 September (10 March to 13 September), issued.

Naval and Overseas Operations

Italian ships shell S. Giovanni di Medua (Albania).

Political, etc.

Hindenburg's order "approving peace-steps" captured.

Prince Max announced programme of some reforms.

Karl Liebknecht released.


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