Timeline of September 1918

Female workers from the chemical works of Brunner Mond and Co Ltd at Northwich, Cheshire, load sacks of soda ash into barges in September 1918. From the Ministry of Information First World War Official Collection at the Imperial War Museum, copyright image IWM Q28202,with my thanks.

Female workers from the chemical works of Brunner Mond and Co Ltd at Northwich, Cheshire, load sacks of soda ash into barges in September 1918. From the Ministry of Information First World War Official Collection at the Imperial War Museum, copyright image IWM Q28202,with my thanks.

September 1918

DateEvents
Allied offensives continue in France; the Second Battles of the Somme and Arras officially end on 3 Sepetember
1British forces recapture Peronne
2Offensive phase known as the Battle of the Drocourt-Queant Line begins; ends 3 September
2Italian contingent joins Allied Expeditionary Force at Murmansk in North Russia
3British force capture Lens
3United States government recognises Czech-Slovak people as having a de facto government
4Allied forces seize Oberseskaya in North Russia
4United States contingent joins Allied Expeditionary Force at Murmansk in North Russia
5Japanese forces capture Khabarovsk in eastern Siberia
11Allied forces seize Ukhtinskaya in North Russia
12United States forces in France begin offensive known as Battle of St Mihiel: their first large-scale operation
12Offensive phase known as the Battle of the the Hindenburg Line (lasts to 9 October) begins with the Battle of Havrincourt
14British begin to evacuate Baku on Caspian Sea
15Allied offensive operations begin in Macedonia with the Battle of Dobropolje
16German aeroplane raid on Paris - turns out to be the last of WW1
16Large explosion in Dover harbour as HMS "Glatton" blows up. Reports vary but at least 57 and possibly as many as 80 die on board
18The continuing Battle of the the Hindenburg Line moves into next phase, the Battle of Epehy
18Japanese forces capture Blagoveschensk in eastern Siberia
18Allied offensive operations expand in Macedonia with the Battle of Monastir-Doiran: ends 24 September; Doiran is occupied on 22 September
19In campaign in Palestine, Allied forces begin offensive operations in Battles of Megiddo (ends 25 September), Sharon and Nablus
20British cavalry capture Nazareth and Beisan in Palestine
23Haifa, Acre and Es Salt in Palsetine are all occupied by British forces
23French forces capture Prilep in south Serbia
23Turkish garrison abandons Ma'an on the Hejaz railway in Arabia
25Serbian forces recapture Ishtip and Veles
25British cavalry cut the Hejaz railway at Amman
25Italian government recognises independent Yugoslav state
26French, Italian and United States forces begin offensive operations in the Battles if the Champagne and Argonne
27The continuing Battle of the the Hindenburg Line moves into next phase, the Battle of the Canal du Nord
27Bulgarian government asks Allies for an Armistice
28British and Belgian forces begin offensive operations in Flanders: they break out of the Ypres salient with relatively few casualties and war in Flanders becomes one of movement again. Messines is recaptured, and Passchendaele and Diksmuide on 29 september
29The continuing Battle of the the Hindenburg Line moves into next phase, the Battle of the St Quentin Canal: one of the finest feats of arms as British forces cross canal at Riqueval
29Turkish garrison of Ma'an surrenders near Amman
29German force in East Africa recrosses River Rovuma and re-enters German territory
30Bulgarians cease fighting and sign Armistice: hostilities cease at noon
30Canadian contingent joins Allied Expeditionary Force at Archangel in North Russia
30German Imperial Chancellor Count Hertling resigns

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