On This Day - 14 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 advance west and south-west of Bapaume and south of Achiet-le-Petit (Ancre).

Progress towards Les Essarts on extreme left.

Southern Front

Monastir front lively: Austrians attack west and Italians advance east of town.

Asiatic and Egyptian Theatres

British 35 miles north-east of Baghdad.

Fighting on west bank of Tigris.

Turks hurrying north to position at Mushaidiya (20 miles north of Baghdad).

Political, etc.

Moscow, Kharkov and Odessa declare for Provisional Government; Grand Duke Cyril with his sailors place them under M. Rozianko's orders.

German minister at Pekin handed his passports.

General Lyautey, French Minister of War, resigns.

Both Houses accept India's war contribution of �100,000,000 and authorise increase in cotton duties.


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