On This Day - 5 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

German attack west of Pont-a-Mousson fails; attempts to recapture Bouchvesnes repulsed.

British progress on Ancre front towards Bapaume Ridge.

Southern Front

Sharp fighting in the Dolomites.

Asiatic and Egyptian Theatres

Engagement with Turkish rearguard at Laj (nine miles south-east of Ctesiphon).

Russians occupy Kangavar, south of Hamadan.

Turks abandon strong position west of Shalal (Sinai Peninsula).

Political, etc.

Austrian reply to U.S. memorandum re: new submarine warfare.

President Wilson's inaugural address at opening of his second term.

Lord Milner returns from Allied Conference at Petrograd.

British food items.


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