World War One Diary for Friday, August 30, 1918:
Trans-Jordan: First 600 supply camels begin 300-mile march to Azrak.
AEF now holds 90 miles of front (68 miles on July 30), BEF holds 87 miles.
Flanders: British 25th Division reoccupy Bailleul.
Somme: British take and lose Bullecourt-Hendencourt. Australian Corps crosses Somme south and west of Peronne.
Meuse: US First Army now has 16 divisions. Pershing concentrates 3 AEF (I, IV and V) Corps and 1 French (II Colonial) with 3,020 (1,329 French) guns; 267 tanks; 1,500 aircraft (609 US-piloted) round St Mihiel Salient (until September 11).
Aisne: US 32nd Division (over 2,600 casualties) storms Juvigny in 2 1/2 mile penetration (until September 1) as Mangin crosses the Ailette and turns east behind Chemin des Dames with 300 tanks in support.
Artois: British 52nd Division capture Hendecourt behind Fresnes-Rouvroy line.
USSR: LENIN WOUNDED (pistol bullet through hip, another in shoulder) by Socialist Revolutionary Dora Kaplan (executed on September 4).
Mozambique – Action at Lioma (until August 31): Lettow attacks camp from 3 sides but is repulsed as Kartucol arrives, losing 95 casualties (including 29 Europeans), 200 carriers, ammo, baggage and medical stores. Kartucol just fails to trap Lettow, having pursued 435 miles in month.
Austria: Count Burian notifies Berlin of Austrian intention to take independent peace action.
Britain: Government welcome Gompers, President of American Labor Federation, in London.