On This Day - 22 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

East of Vermelles and south of Neuve Chapelle hostile raids repulsed with heavy loss.

North of Gueudecourt British take enemy trench and 30 prisoners.  British push forward cautiously.

Asiatic and Egyptian Theatres

At Sanna-i-Yat, General Maude launches fresh attack, capturing two lines of enemy trenches.

Naval and Overseas Operations

Seven Dutch ships sailing from Falmouth are attacked by submarine U3, in spite of German guarantee of security; four are sunk.

Political, etc.

In U.S.A., war tension appears critical.  German agents instigating many disturbances.

Turkey declares her agreement with Germany on policy of unrestricted submarine warfare.

Formation of "Labour Corps".


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