On This Day - 29 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

Successful French attack on 7.5-mile front north-west of Chateau Porcien  (west of Rethel).

Southern Front

Main Italian (and British) forces advance five miles on 30-mile front.  Enemy are weakening.

Asiatic and Egyptian Theatres

Pursuit of Turks continues: position cut-off and captured.

Political, etc.

Archduke Joseph charged by Emperor Karl with scheme for independence of Hungary.

Indictment of Caillaux in French Senate.

Independence of Croatia and Yugo-Slav lands agreed to by Croat Congress at Agram.


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