On This Day - 1 March 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

G.H.Q. reports capture of 2,133 German prisoners and 11 villages during past month.

German air losses during February twice those of Allies.

Aeroplane raid on Broadstairs: six injured.

Naval and Overseas Operations

First weekly statement of shipping sailings, arrivals and losses issued.

Germany announces end of safe period for sailing vessels in Atlantic.

Political, etc.

Speech by Herr Zimmermannn on torpedoing of neutrals.

Government of India's offer of �100,000,000 towards cost of war accepted.


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