On This Day - 14 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 capture Vimy Station, Lievin, and Cite St. Pierre (Lens).

German attack on British at Monchy-le-Preux repulsed.

British and French air raid on Freiburg.

End of first phase of Battle of Arras.

Political, etc.

Appeals to farmers by Mr. Lloyd George and Board of Trade.

Note of Allies (France, England, Italy) to Russia re: Poland.

U.S.A. War Bill (loan of �1,400,000,000) passes House of Representatives.


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