On This Day - 25 November 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

String German counter-attacks at Bourlon; enemy regain parts of the village.

French attack in Samogneux district, north of Verdun; they take 800 prisoners.

Eastern Front

In Russian centre (near Baranovichi) the troops continue to fraternise with the enemy.

Southern Front

Heavy mountain fighting between the Brenta and Piave; enemy attacks repulsed.

Fresh Austrian attacks in Albania; on night of 25th-26th enemy force passage of River Osum.

Asiatic and Egyptian Theatres

Mounted troops capture Ain Karim, four miles west of Jerusalem.

British patrols, after crossing Auja river forced back by hostile infantry.


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