On This Day - 11 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

Continuous air fighting; loss of 26 Allied and enemy machines reported.

Eastern Front

Russian gas attack east of Mitau.

Southern Front

Spring campaign in Mesopotamia begins: Allies attack north and north-west of Monastir.

Asiatic and Egyptian Theatres

British enter Baghdad after three days' fighting.

Cavalry occupy Kazimain, four miles north.

Political, etc.

Strikers' food demonstrations and rioting increase in Petrograd; Government agrees to hand over good question to local bodies.

Chinese Parliament votes for breach with Germany.

Sugar-cards in Paris.


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