On This Day - 25 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

Further British advance between Le Quesnoy and Maing.

End of the Battle of the Selle.

Successful French attacks between Rivers Serre and Oise, and between Rethel and Sissonne.

Stiff American fighting north of Verdun.

French and British advance to 10 miles east of Courtrai.

Southern Front

Serbs reach Kraguyevats and Chrupriya (60 miles south of Danube).

Asiatic and Egyptian Theatres

British columns turn Turkish position at mouth of Lower Zab river (Tigris).

Cavalry occupy Kirkuk.


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