On This Day - 2 March 1917

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

British lines advanced north-west of Puisieux and north of Warlencourt (Ancre).

Unsuccessful enemy counter-attacks from near Bapaume.

Eastern Front

Fighting continues in southern Bukovina.

Activity round Riga and on Narajowka river (Galicia), where Germans claim success.

Asiatic and Egyptian Theatres

Turks fall back towards Baghdad, one column from Hamadan and one to Dauletabad.

Russians occupy Hamadan.

Political, etc.

U.S. Congress passes resolution for arming merchant ships.

State Council, Warsaw, reported organising national army against Russia, using Polish legions as cadres.

French recruits of 1918 called up.


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