Diary April 20, 1918

Carl Gustaf Mannerheim

The Finnish Commander-in-Chief Carl Gustav Mannerheim.

World War One Diary for Saturday, April 20, 1918:

Eastern Front

Finland: Mannerheim attacks towards Viborg with 24,000 men and 40 guns (until April 29).

Western Front

Flanders: German gas bombardment of Kemmnel­-Ypres with 9 million rounds (2,000t) mustard gas, phosgene and diphenylchlorarsine fired (until April 25) at BEF; 8,470 gassed (43 deaths).
Somme: Skirmishes go in favour of British (until April 22).
Meuse: Germans gain ground at Seicheprey (Woevre) against Franco-Americans, who counter-attack successfully on April 21.
Artois: Pershing visits Canadian Corps.

Air War

Western Front: Richthofen’s 80th (and last) victory, a Sopwith Camel northeast of Villers-Brelonneux.

Home Fronts

Britain: Milner replaces Derby as War Minister.
Canada: 20-22 year-old men called up.
USA: Sabotage Act.

Call of War
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