1918, Allies, Amiens, Australia, British Empire, cavalry, communications, Crimea, Es Salt, Germany, Great Britain, Hejaz, Hermann von Eichhorn, Jisr-ed-Damieh, Jordan, Kiev, Montdidier, occupation, Ottoman Empire, prisoners of war, railway, Russia, Second action of Es Salt, Treaty of Brest-Litovsk, Turkey, Ukraine, United States of America, weapons
Announced 5,241 German prisoners taken on the Western front in April, compared with 1,661 in March. Americans on the Amiens front near Montdidier. Australians capture Es Salt, halfway between the Jordan and the Hedjaz railway; 350 prisoners; Turks surprise a British mounted brigade near to the ford at Jisr-ed-Damieh and compel them to fall back; nine guns abandoned by the British. Germany establishes a military dictatorship in Ukraine; Field-Marshal Eichhorn orders peasantry to sow the land, arrests members of the Rada who resent his decree, and establishes German military government in Kieff; Sebastopol occupied by the Germans.