On This Day - 11 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

British progress on mile front south-east of Messines; La Potterie system captured.

Southern Front

French troops land at Corinth, and Franco-British force enters Thessaly.

Political, etc.

Senor Dato forms Cabinet.

Publication of message from President Wilson to Russian Government.

Sailors and Firemen's Union refuse to let Mr. R. Macdonald, etc., sail for Russia.

Abdication of King Constantine of Greece in favour of his second son, Alexander.


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