On This Day - 4 October 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 advance on eight mile front, anticipating by a few minutes a German attack east of Ypres; 3,000 prisoners.

In counter-attack Germans regain some ground south-east of Polygon Wood.

Small German attack repulsed on Hill 344 (Verdun).

Political, etc.

Figures re: losses of British Overseas troops are published.

Peruvian Government issues ultimatum to Germany re: sinking ships.

M. Radoslavov (Bulgaria) on peace.


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