On This Day - 6 June 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 attack north of Scarpe river British carry positions on Greenland Hill.

Unsuccessful German attacks on Chemin des Dames front.

Southern Front

Further heavy fighting on Carso; no material change of front.

Austrians claim 10,000 prisoners in last three days.

Political, etc.

Arrival in Greece of M. Jonnart, High Commissioner of the Protecting Powers.

Collapse of Kronstadt revolt after negotiations with Provisional Government.

Lord Northcliffe to go to U.S.A.


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