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18 July 1918

By July 18, 2018No Comments
  • Day 1450 of the war
  • Keith William Evans is killed in action in France
  • Miss Alma Blunt is crowned Queen of Orange Italian Day. The coronation ceremony – “one of the grandest sights yet seen in Orange” – takes place at the Australian Hall and is followed by a grand procession through the town and a ball at the Oddfellows’ Hall. Queen of Orange
  • Allied forces on the Western Front launch the first of a series of counterattacks. General Ferdinand Foch, Commander-in-Chief of the Allied Armies in France, orders a counter-attack which forces the Germans to retreat back over the Marne River. In the space of six weeks Germany would lose all the territory gained during the Spring Offensive.