On This Day - 11 July 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

Great aerial activity on British front.

Eastern Front

Capture of Kalusz (western Stanislau, Galicia) by Russians.

Southern Front

Statistics of health of British army at Salonika published.

Asiatic and Egyptian Theatres

British column from Feluja (Euphrates) engages Turkish force up the river and inflicts considerable loss.

Despatch on operations in Mesopotamia published.

Naval and Overseas Operations

Report of British operations in East Africa published.

Political, etc.

Announcement of judicial enquiry into the conduct of all persons affected by Mesopotamia Reported.

Prussian Reform: Kaiser promises an equal franchise in the next elections to the Prussian Diet.

Sinn Fein candidate defeats Nationalist in East Clare election.


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