On This Day - 28 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

Thilloy, Gommecourt, Puisieux and Sailly-Saillisel taken by British.

Eastern Front

Romanian counter-attacks in Bukovina partially successful.

Southern Front

Austrian attacks on Asiago Plateau and north of Gorizia repulsed.

Asiatic and Egyptian Theatres

Turkish losses in Mesopotamia in last three months estimated at over 20,000.

Naval and Overseas Operations

French destroyer "Cassini" torpedoed in Mediterranean.

Political, etc.

Allied Minister present Memorandum to Chinese Government.

Particulars of German plot re: Mexico and Japan published in U.S.A. (v. 19.1).


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