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Old 08-16-2018, 04:11 AM
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16 August 1918

Western Front
The first massed low level attack by the Royal Flying Corps on an enemy airfield is carried out, when 65 Royal Aircraft Factory S.E.5s, Sopwith Camels, Bristol Fighters and de Havilland D.H.4s attack the German aerodrome at Haubourdin. No British aircraft are lost.
Anglo-French advance on Roye progresses.
German counter-attack at Damery (north-west of Roye) repulsed.
New German Fokker D-VIII (originally designated the E-V) parasol monoplane fighter (Jasta 6) scores first victory out of 18 claimed.
Fokker D-VIII: https://i1.wp.com/ww2-weapons.com/w...dviii.jpg?ssl=1
Germany: First RAF raid on Darmstadt by No 55 Squadron, 3 D.H.4s lost to fighters.
Pershing requests return of 3 out of 5 US divisions training with BEF.

Eastern Front
Northern Russia
: Whites occupy Shenkursk, 175 miles south-south-east of Archangel.

Asiatic and Egyptian Theaters
Siberia
: Japanese General Otani commanding Allied expedition, arrives at Vladivostok.
Sir Charles Eliot appointed British High Commissioner in Siberia.
Czechs foil Red landing attempt on Lake Khanka. Regnault (ex-French Tokyo Ambassador) made Allied representative at Vladivostok (August 21).

Political, etc
Russia
: Vladimir Lenin tells Moscow Party that young people must be won over.
Slovenia: National Yugoslav Council Meeting at Laibach.
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Old 08-17-2018, 12:06 PM
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17 August 1918

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Second Battle of Noyon
begins: French capture Caesar's Camp trenches (west of Roye) and Canny-sur-Matz (north-west of Lassigny).
New advance of French in angle between Oise and Lower Aisne, with c.2000 yards gained, and over 2,000 PoWs (until August 18).
British gunners watch a French battery firing their 75-mm mle 1897 field guns: https://i2.wp.com/ww2-weapons.com/w...ttery.jpg?ssl=1
French advance 1 mile north of Autreches.
Patients at a convalescent depot playing in the sea at Trouville: © IWM (Q 11194): https://twitter.com/CenturyAgoToday...119515332464640
British soldiers watch a performance by a concert party on a stage set next to a ruined building: © IWM (Q 11503): https://twitter.com/CenturyAgoToday...134612457078790
Women workers making cloth to be used for sandbags at a factory in Dundee: © IWM (Q 110010): https://twitter.com/CenturyAgoToday...149728137355270
American troops on a rifle range: https://twitter.com/CenturyAgoToday...164818282598404
Wounded New Zealand soldiers at hospital in Wisques France: https://twitter.com/CenturyAgoToday...422765311074309
American, French, and British sailors with a performing dog: https://twitter.com/CenturyAgoToday...452975062446087
American troops riding on a donkey cart in Lucy, France: © IWM (Q 80261): https://twitter.com/CenturyAgoToday...483177419231237

Eastern Front
Reported defeat of Bolsheviks on Ussuri front by Czechoslovaks.
Northern Russia: 2/10th Royal Scots march through Archangel behind US Marine band, reach Bereznik on river Dvina by barge on August 31.

Eastern Front/West Asia Border Theater
Azerbaijan
: Dunsterville arrives at Baku in SS President Kruger, 2 battalions follow, inspects defenses on August 18 while defenders lose Fatmai village on northern flank.

Asiatic and Egyptian Theaters
Siberia
: Arrival of U.S. troops at Vladivostok.
Announcement of re-capture of Irkutsk by Czechoslovaks and Siberian troops.


Naval and Overseas Operations
US cargo ship USS West Bridge is hit by 2 torpedoes from the German submarine U-107, killing 4. However, the crew save the ship from sinking, and it is later towed to port and repaired: https://twitter.com/CenturyAgoToday...179910189559809

Political, etc
United States
: The Martin MB-1 biplane, the first purpose-built bomber by the U.S., makes its first flight: https://twitter.com/CenturyAgoToday...392562975162368
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Old 08-18-2018, 07:43 AM
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18 August 1918

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Second Battle of Noyon
: French advance between Oise and Lower Aisne, capturing plateau about Nampeel and village of Nouvron-Vingre.
British advance in Flanders begins: Action of Outtersteene Ridge. British British Second Army (671 casualties) advances between Vieux Berquin and Bailleul, capturing Oultersteene and 697 PoWs.
British 13-pounder Horse Artillery moves forward; it shows how robust horse-towed field guns had to be: https://i2.wp.com/ww2-weapons.com/w...e-art.jpg?ssl=1
A British creeping barrage: © IWM (Q 6990): https://twitter.com/CenturyAgoToday...724747284426752
Lorraine: AEF gas attack at Mervillor near Baccarat: 800 US projectors fire 12t phosgene (250 gassed, 30 killed).
Current leading US ace (94th Squadron) David Putnam (12 victories) shot down and killed.
British troops at a convalescent depot in Trouville watching a boxing match: © IWM (Q 11197): https://twitter.com/CenturyAgoToday...513361639940097
American troops conversing with old French women at Lucy, France: © IWM (80260): https://twitter.com/CenturyAgoToday...754947195969536
Wounded British troops in a trench at the Action at Outtersteene Ridge: https://twitter.com/CenturyAgoToday...785144452521984

Eastern Front
Volga
: Over 30,000 Red troops transferred from West since July 25.

Eastern Front/West Asia Border Theater
Azerbaijan
: Merv (Trans-Caspia) taken by Bolshevik forces (see November 1st). [Approximate date.]

Asiatic and Egyptian Theaters
Siberia
: Cossack machine-guns repulse Red River Ussuri crossing south of Runovka. 2 more Suffolk 12-pounders back defence though Japanese refuse gun battery (August 17), but c.3,000 Allies retreat 6 miles to Syvagino by train after Cossack lines stormed on August 20.

Political, etc
United Kingdom
: British Government announcement re: representation of Dominions in Imperial War Cabinet.
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19 August 1918

Western Front
Second Battle of Noyon
: North of Oise French capture Le Hamel; between Oise and Aisne French capture Morsain. Merville retaken by British forces (Lys sector) (see April 11th). Total German prisoners taken by the Allies today number over 3000.
Somme: French First Army takes over Canadian Corps line; latter transferred to British First Army (night August 19-20).
Direct artillery hit on a German military hospital place: https://i0.wp.com/ww2-weapons.com/w...platz.jpg?ssl=1
German prisoners, guarded by a British soldier, duck for cover as a shell explodes behind them: © IWM (Q 6952): https://twitter.com/CenturyAgoToday...815350668046336
German prisoners, including a child, captured by the British: © IWM (Q 6958): https://twitter.com/CenturyAgoToday...875742140342272
French soldiers inspect a crashed Sopwith Camel aircraft of the RAF: https://twitter.com/CenturyAgoToday...108524393291776
A cathedral at Noyon, France damaged by fighting:
https://twitter.com/CenturyAgoToday...138724418138112
A temporary open-air kitchen used by German prisoners at a POW camp in Marseilles, France: https://twitter.com/CenturyAgoToday...168925785047043

Eastern Front
Successful Bolshevist attack on Ussuri front. Allied line withdrawn 6 miles.

Naval and Overseas Operations
Channel: British Folkestone shore-controlled minefield sinks coastal submarine UB-109.

Political, etc
Russia
: People’s Commissariat for Military Affairs decreed.
Italy: Italian newspapers begin discussion re: difference in foreign policy between S'ri. Vittorio Orlando (Premier) and Sidney Sonnino (Foreign Secretary).
United States: American Girl Scouts working on their war garden near Cincinnati, Ohio: https://twitter.com/CenturyAgoToday...845551246536704
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20 August 1918

Western Front
Second Battle of Noyon
: Charles Mangin’s 12 divisions and 220 tanks advance 3 miles between rivers Oise and Aisne, taking 8,000 PoWs (‘another black day’, Ludendorff), reaches Oise on August 21, but repulsed north of Soissons on August 22. Foch letter to Clemenceau says victory in 1919.
Somme: Since August 8, Canadian Corps (11,822 casualties) has advanced up to 14 miles on a 6-mile front, liberating 65 square miles and 27 villages, capturing over 9,000 PoWs, nearly 200 guns and over 1,000 MGs and mortars.
French troops in the ruins of a church at Corcy: © IWM (Q 78898): https://twitter.com/CenturyAgoToday...199127932207105
American soldier wearing a rubber suit to protect against gas attacks: https://twitter.com/CenturyAgoToday...440726880673794
British troops wrestling on horseback at the 1st Corps Horse Show at Bruay, France: © IWM (Q 11181): https://twitter.com/CenturyAgoToday...470915782107136
A group of New Zealand, Australian, and South African soldiers and a woman member of the New Zealand Volunteer Service on leave in Paris: https://twitter.com/CenturyAgoToday...501134245101572
A column of French Renault FT-17 tanks at the village of Nampcel: https://twitter.com/CenturyAgoToday...532568900976640

Southern Front
Albania: Austro-Hungarian counter-offensive
(until August 26): Colonel-General Karl von Pflanzer-Baltin flown in to command XIX Corps including fresh 45th Division and Bulgarian 12th Division (43 battalions) vs Giacinto Ferrero’s 23 Italian battalions (13,000 sick ion August).
Albanian volunteers of the Austro-Hungarian Army: https://i0.wp.com/ww2-weapons.com/w...teers.jpg?ssl=1

Asiatic and Egyptian Theaters
Arabia
: British and Arab attacks continued against Hejaz Railway.
Siberia: British War Office announces Japanese to be advancing beyond Nikolaievsk (at mouth of Amur).

Political, etc
Germany
: Speech of Dr. Wilhelm Solf (German Colonial Secretary) in reply to Mr. Balfour's speech of 8 August 1918.
Russia: Central Executive Committee abolishes right of individuals to own land. Lenin’s letter to Armenian workers.
France: Committee of Representatives established by Inter-Allied Food Council.
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