On This Day - 10 April 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

British complete capture of Vimy Ridge, occupy Farbus (north-east of Arras) and Fampaux (four miles east of Arras).

Great French bombardment of Moronvillers massif (group of hills east of Reims) begins.

Naval and Overseas Operations

British hospital ship "Salta" sunk by mine in Channel (52 drowned).

Severe explosion of ammunition factory at Eddystone, near Philadelphia.

Political, etc.

Proclamation, dated 9 April of Russian Provisional Government re: Russia and war aims.

Note of Argentina to U.S.A. approving of U.S.A. action re: war.


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