On This Day - 17 November 1916

Spotlights over Paris Theatre definitions: Western Front comprises the Franco-German-Belgian front and any military action in Great Britain, Switzerland, Scandinavia and Holland.  Eastern Front comprises the German-Russian, Austro-Russian and Austro-Romanian fronts.  Southern Front comprises the Austro-Italian and Balkan (including Bulgaro-Romanian) fronts, and Dardanelles.  Asiatic and Egyptian Theatres comprises Egypt, Tripoli, the Sudan, Asia Minor (including Transcaucasia), Arabia, Mesopotamia, Syria, Persia, Afghanistan, Turkestan, China, India, etc.  Naval and Overseas Operations comprises operations on the seas (except where carried out in combination with troops on land) and in Colonial and Overseas theatres, America, etc.  Political, etc. comprises political and internal events in all countries, including Notes, speeches, diplomatic, financial, economic and domestic matters.  Source: Chronology of the War (1914-18, London; copyright expired)

Western Front

French Air raid by Captain Beauchamp on Munich, crossing Alps, landing near Venice.

End of the Battle of the Somme.

Eastern Front

Battle of Targu Jiu (in Jiu Valley); Germans break Romanian front.

Southern Front

Struma front: British capture Kavakli on left bank of Struma.

Asiatic and Egyptian Theatres

Suez bombed: Waterpipe reaches Romani.

Naval and Overseas Operations

Raid of British naval aeroplanes and seaplanes on Ostend and Zeebrugge.

Political, etc.

(British) Food regulations issued.

Note of French Admiral to Greek Government demanding delivery of War material.


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