On This Day - 2 May 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

In Champagne and Moronvilliers region enemy raids beaten back.

Naval and Overseas Operations

British destroyer sunk by mine in Channel; one officer, 261 men lost.

Political, etc.

Argentina receives reparation from Germany for sinking of "Monteprotegido".

Fresh Food Order extending powers of Controller.

M. Zaimis again becomes Premier.

Talaat Pasha visits Kaiser.

Mr. Bonar Law introduces Budget.


On This Day