On This Day - 25 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

Germans gain footing north of Chaume Wood (Verdun).

Further French advance on Aisne front; Filain captured; 160 guns taken since 23rd.

Eastern Front

German attempt to consolidate on Verder Peninsula frustrated.

Southern Front

Italians retreat from Plezzo to south-west of Tolmino and prepare to evacuate Bainsizza Plateau.

Germans claim 30,000 prisoners and 300 guns.

Naval and Overseas Operations

German ships from Moon Sound bombard Kuno Island near Pernau (Riga).

Political, etc.

Fall of Boselli Cabinet in Italy.

Franco-British convention for Military Service.

Sinn Fein convention in Dublin.


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