On This Day - 6 September 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 detachments pressed back near Frezenberg (Ypres).

Eastern Front

12th Russian Army falls back clear of enemy.

Kaiser reviews troops in Riga.

Southern Front

Stubborn fighting north-east of Gorizia.

Naval and Overseas Operations

German force surrenders to British coloured troops at Kakera (N.N.E. of Kilossa).

Political, etc.

Petrograd and Moscow closed to strangers.

Mr. Henderson on Stockholm.

Australian �80,000,000 War Loan Bill.


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