September 18, 1918

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British 3rd and 4th Armies attack on a 16-mile front from Holnon to Gouzeaucourt, storm outer defences of the Hindenburg line, particularly before Le Verguier, Villeret, and Hargicourt, and west and south-west of Bellicourt on the St. Quentin canal; Lempire taken; 6,000 prisoners; French advance to a depth of about 2,000 yards on a six-mile front, capturing Savy Wood and Fontaine-les-Cleres. Serbian cavalry reach Poloshko on the Tcherna; another cavalry force approaching Prilep; Bulgarians in full retreat; British and [Greek [sic] troops attack west and east of Lake Doiran. Japanese occupy Blagoveshtchensk.

September 16, 1918

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Franco-Serbian advance on the Dobropolje front continues; a front of 116 miles pierced in places to a depth of five miles; 4,000 prisoners and 30 guns taken. President Wilson‘s reply to the Austrian Note; American Government “can and will entertain no proposal for a conference upon a matter concerning which it has made its position and purpose so plain.”

September 15, 1918

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Austrian Peace Note published; Concurrently Germany makes a definite offer to Belgium; Belgium to revert to her neutrality, the old commercial treaties to be maintained, the “Flemish” question to be dealt with, no indemnities and no reparation. German retreat between the Meuse and Moselle continues on a front of 33 miles from Bezonvaux, north-east of Verdun, to Norroy, north of Pont-à-Mousson; fortress guns of Metz in action. Further French advance east of Vauxaillon; they take Mt. des Singes with 1,300 prisoners, and farther south, Vailly. French and Serbian offensive, under Franchet d’Esperay and Marshal Misitch, in the Balkans.

September 14, 1918

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French carry Allemant and Laffaux Mill with 2,500 prisoners. German Minister at Helsingfors communicates an offer that German troops should not attack in Eastern Karelia provided Allies withdrew their troops from Northern Russia and the Murman coast. Turks attack at Baku; British evacuate the town.

September 12, 1918

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General Pershing Attacks with 1st American Army the St. Mihiel salient; on the south, on a 12-mile front between Xivray and Fey-en-Haye, he advances five miles in places, capturing Thiaucourt, Pannes, Nousard, and Mt. Sec; on the west of the salient Combres carried; 8,000 prisoners. British success on the Cambrai front; Trescault, Gouzeaucourt Wood, Havrincourt, and Mœuvres taken with 1,500 prisoners; west of St. Quentin British gain Holnon Wood and the French Savy. Galway Castle torpedoed.

September 9, 1918

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North of Havrincourt Wood British carry high ground overlooking the Hindenburg line; they reach the edge of Gouzeaucourt and Epéhy and progress beyond Vermand. French across the Crozat Canal.