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Old 05-22-2018, 04:17 AM
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22 May 1918

Western Front
Liege and Metz railways bombed by British airmen; Mannheim again attacked. 11 F.E.2s and 5 Handley Page bombers attack Kreuzwald electric power station.
Raid attempted on Paris by about 30 German machines, but only one reaches capital. 72 bombs cause 23 casualties.
A downed German Friedrichshafen G-III bomber at Villers-au-Bois being salvaged by British soldiers: © IWM (Q 12047): https://twitter.com/CenturyAgoToday...569125801840640
Canadian ace Billy Bishop returns, as Commander of No 85 Squadron (SE5s, with 3 American pilots), scores 27 more victories until June 19. Billy Bishop checks the Lewis machine gun, here still in his old Nieuport fighter: https://i1.wp.com/ww2-weapons.com/w...uport.jpg?ssl=1
British 13-pounder anti-aircraft guns in action at Villers-au-Bois: © IWM (Q 8810): https://twitter.com/CenturyAgoToday...538921431748608
A U.S. Marine barrack camouflaged to hide it from German aerial surveillance: https://twitter.com/CenturyAgoToday...599329899274241

Southern Front
Italy
: Increased artillery fighting along Piave; an attack at Capo Sile bridgehead repulsed.
Allied airmen active.

Naval and Overseas Operations
North Sea
: HMS Vega picking up a ditched Sopwith Camel aircraft during anti-Zeppelin operations: https://twitter.com/CenturyAgoToday...508724087087105
Air-raids on Zeebrugge; a German torpedo boat sunk in harbor.
Mozambique: In East Africa British engage Germans between Nanungu and Mahua; capture guns and ammunition, (60 casualties including 11 Germans, 67 shells and 70,000 bullets), drive Germans westward.
Belgian Congo: Katanga Railway (Bukama – Cape Town) completed.

Political, etc
United States
: U.S. Sedition Bill passed, and $300,000,000 voted for ordnance.
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Old 05-23-2018, 09:13 AM
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23 May 1918

Western Front
Kaiserschlacht
: One source labels infantry fighting “unimportant”: Successful local raids round Arras. French raids on Kemmel front.
Artillery active south of the Avre.
A British soldier demonstrating to Americans on boxing at Moulle, France: © IWM (Q 9076): https://twitter.com/CenturyAgoToday...879915347992577
British soldiers giving instructions to Americans on camouflage at Moulle, France: © IWM (Q 10315): https://twitter.com/CenturyAgoToday...895014796316673
British and captured German soldiers carrying a wounded soldier back from the frontlines: https://twitter.com/CenturyAgoToday...925218637901826
A hospital in Paris destroyed by a German long-range cannon: https://twitter.com/CenturyAgoToday...198368378257409
A British soldier using a hose to extinguish a fire after an ammunition dump exploded at Saigneville: © IWM (Q 11479): https://twitter.com/CenturyAgoToday...243732397457408
Destroyed remains of a British ammunition dump at Saigneville, France after it caught fire: © IWM (Q 11478): https://twitter.com/CenturyAgoToday...228576573554692
Two French veterans showing off their prosthetic legs at an American Red Cross facility at St. Maurice. In the middle is a French boy who also lost a leg due to a grenade: https://twitter.com/CenturyAgoToday...274048742977536

Southern Front
Italy
: Infantry fighting on Italian mountain front increases; much aerial activity.

Naval and Overseas Operations
Channel
: British armed mercantile cruiser Moldavia, carrying American troops, torpedoed and sunk in Channel; one source says 56 lost, another says 64 lost.
Adriatic: Royal Navy submarine H.4 sinks returning coastal submarine UB-52 40 miles south of Cattaro.
UB-52 sunk on the way back to Cattaro: https://i1.wp.com/ww2-weapons.com/w...UB-52.jpg?ssl=1
Belgian Congo: Katanga Railway (Bukama – Cape Town) completed.

Asiatic and Egyptian Theaters
Arabia
: Arabs successfully attack Turks near Abu Naam (80 miles north of Medina).
Armenia: Movses Silikov retakes Sardarabad and drives Turkish 11th Division 30 miles north until May 24 while other Armenian units drive Turkish vanguard back to Amamli.

Political, etc
Russia
: Factory delegates in Moscow call for strike against Soviet Government.
United Kingdom: War Cabinet decides to send 560-man military mission to Archangel to train Whites and 600 troops to Murmansk; they decide large scale intervention inevitable on May 29.
Robert Lockhart sends Foreign Office Savinkov plan ‘to murder all Bolshevik leaders on night of Allied landing and form a Government … in reality a military dictatorship’.
United States: U.S. National Conscription (fight or work) after 1 July decided on.
U.S. Army in France announces it will issue its troops 0.4 ounces of tobacco and 10 rolls of cigarette papers as part of daily rations.
Minor Allies: Costa Rica declares war on Germany (see September 21st, 1917).
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24 May 1918

Western Front
Kaiserschlacht
: Many raids by both sides.
Flanders: British at Nieppe Forest bombed by gas shells.
Aisne: 12 tanks from German lines unable to cross French ‘Bardooelles Trench’.
A German captured tank Mk IV is rolling to Allied lines: https://i1.wp.com/ww2-weapons.com/w...-Tank.jpg?ssl=1
Germany: Thyssen blast furnaces and iron/steel works Hagendingen attacked by 8 DH9s of No 99 Squadron (which shoot down 1 fighter).
A nursery room at an American Red Cross hospital near Paris damaged by German bombs. There was no loss of life in this attack at the nursery: https://twitter.com/CenturyAgoToday...561907194417154
Britain: BEF Tank Corps Lieutenant-Colonel JFC Fuller writes ‘Plan 1919’ for Allied tank (4,992 requested) and all-vehicle breakthrough on broad front. Haig receives revised version July 21. Foch agrees in principle August 6. Further refinements of this plan served as the basis for the Blitzkrieg operations by the Germans in World War II.

Southern Front
Josef Kiss, the most successful flying ace of the Austro-Hungarian Empire with 19 victories, is killed in action over Italy: https://twitter.com/CenturyAgoToday...637419610857472

Naval and Overseas Operations
Cruiser USS Olympia joins Royal Navy squadron in Murmansk.

Asiatic and Egyptian Theaters
Palestine
: British Field Marshal Edmund Allenby, commander of the Egyptian Expeditionary Force, being greeted by members of the Jewish community in Jerusalem: © IWM (Q 13211): https://twitter.com/CenturyAgoToday...592111178739713
Mesopotamia: Kirkuk evacuated by the British forces (see 7th and October 25th).
Siberia: General F.C. Poole lands at Murmansk to organise the North Russia Expeditionary Force (see June 4th, 8th and 23rd).
General Grigory Semyonov makes steady progress, organising anti-Bolshevist forces in Siberia.

Political, etc
United Kingdom
: Government issues statement exposing Sinn Fein intrigues with Germany and the revolutionary movement in Ireland.
Canada: Canada passes an Act granting women the right to vote in federal elections. Asian and aboriginal women are excluded.
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