1918, air raid, Avre, Belgium, Castel, Cote 82, Don, Donetz, Edmund Allenby, Es Salt, France, Germany, Hailles, Jisr-ed-Damieh, Jordan, Ottoman Empire, prisoners of war, Russia, Second action of Es Salt, Turkey, Zeebrugge
French attack between Hailles and Castel, and seize Hill 82 and a wood skirting the Avre; over 100 prisoners. Heavy bombs dropped on Zeebrugge lock gates. Germans enter Donetz region west of the Don. Turkish attempt on Allenby’s positions at Es Salt; they cross the Jordan at Jisr-ed-Damieh, but are repulsed with loss of 314 prisoners.
1918, communications, Edmund Allenby, Es Salt, France, Germany, Hejaz, Iraq, Jerusalem, Ma'an, Noyon, Ottoman Empire, Palestine, prisoners of war, railway, Shechem, Tauk, Turkey, weapons, William Marshall
Fighting in the Noyon sector. General Marshall reaches the Tauk River, taking 12 more field guns and 1,800 prisoners in all. Allenby’s advance towards the Hedjaz railway, south of Es Salt; 260 prisoners; line advanced near the Jerusalem-Shechem road; Arab forces take 550 prisoners on the Hedjaz railway near Maan.
1918, Action of Berukin, Amiens, Armentieres, Bac St Maur, Battle of Estaires, Battle of the Lys, Edmund Allenby, Estaires, Fauquissart, France, Germany, Givenchy-les-la-Bassee, Great Britain, Hangard, Hejaz, Jerusalem, La Bassee, Laventie, Lloyd George, Lys, Neuve Chapelle, Ottoman Empire, Portugal, recruitment, Red Sea, Richebourg, Shechem, Turkey
German attack between Armentières and La Bassée on British and Portuguese front of nearly 10 miles; line penetrated about Neuve Chapelle and Fauquissart, and in the centre through Richebourg and Laventie; British and Portuguese fall back on the Lys between Estaires and Bac St. Maur, 3½ miles from their original positions; Givenchy entered, but Germans expelled again. Attack on French near Hangard, Amiens front, defeated. Allenby advances a mile and a half between the coast and the Jerusalem-Shechem road. Announced that since declaration of independence by King of the Hedjaz Arabs have cleared Red Sea coast for 800 miles and accounted for 40,000 Turkish troops. Mr. Lloyd George introduces new Military Service Bill.
1918, Bapaume, Chauny, Edmund Allenby, First Battle of Bapaume, First Transjordan attack on Amman, France, Germany, Great Britain, Guiscard, Ham, Luneville, Nesle, occupation, Operation Michael, Ottoman Empire, Palestine, Peronne, prisoners of war, Somme, Tortille, Turkey, weapons
Fall of Péronne following violent attacks against line of the Tortille; fall of Ham, and the Somme crossed between these two points, but enemy driven back again; British covering Bapaume after heavily repulsing enemy are driven back; fall of Bapaume and of Nesle, Guiscard, and Chauny; 30,000 prisoners and 600 guns claimed to date. German attack on French lines east of Lunéville defeated. Allenby 11 miles east of the Jordan approaching Es Salt.
1918, casualties, communications, Edmund Allenby, First Transjordan attack on Amman, France, Germany, Great Britain, Hejaz, Jordan, mines, Operation Michael, Ottoman Empire, Palestine, prisoners of war, railway, Royal Navy, sinking, Somme, St Quentin, Turkey, weapons
Germans break through British positions west of St. Quentin and endeavour to turn the British right; British forces retiring to the line of the Somme; Germans claim 16,000 prisoners and 200 guns. Allenby crosses the Jordan and advances towards the Hedjaz Railway. British mine-sweeping sloop mined and sunk; two officers and 64 men lost.
1918, Auja, Battle of Tell 'Asure, Edmund Allenby, Euphrates, France, Germany, Great Britain, Hit, Iraq, Neuve Chapelle, occupation, Ottoman Empire, Palestine, Portugal, Shechem, Turkey, William Marshall
German raid on Portuguese positions near Neuve Chapelle; Portuguese counter-attack penetrates the German second line. Allenby‘s troops force the passage of the River Auja on the British right, and, in the centre, overcome the mountain barrier of Tel-el-Sur; obstinate fighting in the Robbers’ Valley, 12 miles from Shechem. General Marshall occupies Hit on the Euphrates.
1918, aeroplanes, air raid, Battle of Tell 'Asur, civilian casualties, Edmund Allenby, England, Finland, Finnish Civil War, France, Germany, Great Britain, Jerusalem, La Bassee, London, Ottoman Empire, Palestine, peace, Shechem, Turkey
Allenby advances in Palestine on a front of 18 miles to a depth of three across the Jerusalem-Shechem road. German raid north-west of La Bassée. Peace signed between Germany and Finland. Air raid on London on a moonless night, two out of seven or eight machines penetrating the defences; 20 killed and 45 injured.
1918, Ardahan, Battle of Tell 'Asur, Belgium, communications, Edmund Allenby, France, Georgia, Germany, Great Britain, Jerusalem, Kars, Kiev, Lens, Nieuport, Ottoman Empire, Palestine, prisoners of war, railway, Russia, Russian Civil War, Shechem, St Quentin, surrender, Trans-Siberian Railway, Turkey, Ukraine, Ukrainian War of Independence, Warneton, weapons
Allenby’s advance on a 12-mile front to a depth of 3,000 yards reaching midway between Jerusalem and Shechem. British raid at Warneton; German attempted raids near Lens and north and south of St. Quentin; German attacks on Belgian positions near Nieuport defeated. Germans report capture of Kieff and cessation of military movements in Great Russia; over 60,000 prisoners and 2,600 guns reported captured since beginning of operations; enemy demands Russian surrender of regions of Ardahan, Kars, and Batum. Fighting reported on Trans-Siberian Railway between Cossacks and Bolshevists.
1904, 1918, Armenia, Belarus, communications, Edmund Allenby, Estonia, Finland, Germany, Great Britain, Haapsalu, Hapsal, Hejaz, internment, Jericho, Jordan, Latvia, Lithuania, Minsk, occupation, Operation Faustschlag, Ottoman Empire, Palestine, peace, Petrograd, Poland, railway, Reval, Russia, Russian Army, Russian Navy, St Petersburg, surrender, Tallinn, trade, Treaty of Brest-Litovsk, Turkey, Ukraine
Fall of Jericho to General Allenby; British established on the line of the Jordan, threatening the Hedjaz railway and the Turkish troops between them and the forces of the King of the Hedjaz. German peace conditions to Russia: Poland, Baltic Provinces, Lithuania, Ukraine, and Finland to be surrendered; army to be demobilized, and warships, including those of Entente, to be disarmed or interned; the Russo-German Commercial Treaty of 1904 to be resumed; German forces 50 miles nearer Petrograd and 60 miles from Reval; Hapsal and Minsk occupied. Turks reconquering Armenia; 50 miles behind the former Russian front.