On This Day - 26 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

German attacks on Gavrelle (Arras) and Chemin des Dames (Aisne) repulsed.

Southern Front

British repulse Bulgar night attack (26-27 April) on Hill 380 (Doiran-Vardar front).

Naval and Overseas Operations

German Naval raid on Ramsgate, night 26-27 April; two killed, three wounded.

Political, etc.

French Socialists refuse to send representatives to Stockholm Conference on 15 May.


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