On This Day - 22 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

Liege and Metz railways bombed by British airmen; Mannheim again attacked.

Raid attempted on Paris by about 30 German machines, but only one reaches capital.

Southern Front

Increased artillery fighting along Piave; an attack at Capo Sile bridgehead repulsed.

Allied airmen active.

Naval and Overseas Operations

Air-raids on Zeebrugge; a German destroyer sunk in harbour.

In East Africa British engage enemy between Nanungu and Mahua; capture guns and ammunition, drive Germans westward.

Political, etc.

U.S.A. Sedition Bill passed, and �300,000,000 voted for ordnance.


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