On This Day - 15 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

German counter-attack south-east of Ypres repulsed.

Small British advance near Bullecourt.

Southern Front

Italians carry position on Corno Cavento (west Trentino) and repulse attack on Mt. Ortigara.

British withdraw on wide front from advanced positions in Struma Valley.

Political, etc.

Lord Rhondda's appointment as Food Controller announced.

Release of Irish rebels announced.

Haiti breaks off relations with Germany.


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