On This Day - 7 May 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

Rain prevents all but artillery fighting at front.

Eastern Front

Peace of Bucharest signed by Romania and Central Powers.

Southern Front

British successfully raid enemy trenches near Lake Doiran, on Balkan front.

Asiatic and Egyptian Theatres

British troops enter Kirkuk, on Baghdad-Mosul road.

Turks retire towards Lesser Zab river.

Political, etc.

Nicaragua declares war on Germany.

Letter of Major-General Sir F. Maurice in "Times" charging Ministers with mis-statements on the military position.


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