On This Day - 1 June 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

Continued artillery duel in Wytschaete salient.

Germans attack near Laffaux Hill (Chemin des Dames) gains some ground.

During "Spring offensive", Allies have captured 52,000 Germans (including 1,000 officers), 446 guns, and 1,000 m.g.'s.

Since beginning of war, British have taken 76,067 prisoners on the Western Front.

Southern Front

Successful Italian attack south of Kostanjevica (Carso).

Naval and Overseas Operations

Zeebrugge, Ostend and Bruges heavily bombed by R.N.A.S.

Political, etc.

Lord Devenport resigns office of Food Controller.

French Government announces no passports to French delegates to Stockholm Conference.

British Labour Party appoints deputation to Stockholm and Petrograd.

Socialist revolt at Kronstadt against Russian Provisional Government.


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