On This Day - 25 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

Hard fighting south of St. Quentin.

French reach neighbourhood of Coucy-le-Chateau.

395 shells on Reims.

Eastern Front

General Alexeiev, Commander-in-Chief Russian army.

German attack with gas in Dvinsk region repulsed.

Naval and Overseas Operations

French take Ouijan (Morocco).

Dunkirk bombarded from sea.

Political, etc.

Russian Provisional Government accepts responsibilities of former regime; all decorations (except St. George) abolished.

U.S. Legation at Brussels removed to Havre; Belgian relief work to be undertaken by other neutrals.


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