On This Day - 14 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

German attacks repulsed in region of Lombartzyde (Nieuport).

French gain and hold against counter-attacks German trench system on Moronvillers, east of Reims.

German thrust on Chemin des Dames and Cerny partially resisted north of the Aisne.

Asiatic and Egyptian Theatres

Successful British raid on Turks near Gaza.

Political, etc.

Herr von Bethmann Hollweg resigns; succeeded as German Imperial Chancellor by Dr. Michaelis.

U.S. House of Representatives votes nem. con. �128,000,000 to send 22,000 aeroplanes and 100,000 airmen to Western Front.

The King and Queen return from visit to Western Front.

Sir Douglas Haig made K.T.


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