On This Day - 14 February 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

12 miles north-west of Compiegne the French carry out successful large-scale raid.

Eastern Front

Between Zloczow and Tarnopol (northern Galicia), Germans report successful great raid, taking six Russian officers and 275 men prisoners.

Southern Front

East of Monastir, Italians counter-attack and re-establish their line.

Naval and Overseas Operations

Bruges harbour again bombed by British naval airmen.

Political, etc.

The German Ambassador to the U.S.A., with staff, sails from Hoboken in the S.S. "Frederik VIII".


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