Timeline of June 1918

A German machine gun section advancing to take up new positions in the ruins of a house on the Montdidier - Noyon sector of the front during "Operation Gneisenau" in June 1918. From the German First World War Official Exchange Collection at the Imperial War Museum, copyright image IWM Q55349,with my thanks.

A German machine gun section advancing to take up new positions in the ruins of a house on the Montdidier – Noyon sector of the front during “Operation Gneisenau” in June 1918. From the German First World War Official Exchange Collection at the Imperial War Museum, copyright image IWM Q55349,with my thanks.

June 1918

DateEvents
Fighting continues as Germans press forward in their offensive south of River Marne: ends 6 June
3British, French and Italian governments declare support of national aspirations of Poles, Czecho-Slovaks and Yugo-Slavs
4Section of British marines land at Pechenga on north Russian coast
4Don Cossacks declare independence
5British Independent Air Force is constituted under command of Major-General Sir Hugh Trenchard
6Seven lose their lives as Dutch hospital ship "Koningin Regentes" is sunk by German submarine UB-107 on way from Boston (England) to Rotterdam
6Allied Commander in Chief in Salonika, French General Guillaumat, is recalled to France to become Governor of Paris
7British force lands at Kem in north Russia
7Czech force in Russia ocupies key railway town of Omsk
8German Expeditionary Force to the Caucasus lands at Poti in Georgia
8Bolshevik government orders Allied forces out of north Russia
8Georgian givernment and Armenian Council sign peace agreement with Turkey; Georgia also signs with Germany
9German offensive operation "Gneisenau" begins: also known as the Battle of the Matz: ends 14 June
9Anglo-German conference on prisoners of war takes place in the Hague
12German force occupies Tiflis in Georgia
12Turkish force occupies Kirdamir in east Caucasus
12Ukraine and Bolshevik Russia conclude an armistice
14Turkish force occupies Tabriz in north Persia
15Battle of the Piave begins in Italy and lasts to 24 June: for British forces, their part is the Battle of the Asiago Plateau; Austro-Hungarian attack soon halted
18Russian battlship "Svobodnaya Rossiya" is destroyed in Black Sea to avoid it falling into German hands
16French General Franchet d'Esperey is appointed Allied Commander in Chief in Salonika
23British expeditionary forces "Syren" and "Elope" join North Russian Expeditionary Force at Murmansk
27British hospital ship "Llandovery Castle" sunk by German submarine off coast of Ireland
29United States government announces a view that all Slav races should be free of German and Austrian rule
30First elements of United States forces land in Italy
30Allied forces seizes Murmansk railway at Soroki
30Murman Soviet declares support for Allies against Bolshevik gvernment of Russia
30 Treaty signed between Italy and Czecho-Slovaks recognises Czecho-Slovak Council and its jurisdiction over the people of their nations

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