On This Day - 24 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

French recover more ground near Vauxaillon.

British advance on 1.5 mile front near Lens.

Naval and Overseas Operations

Mutiny of Russian Black Sea Fleet at Sevastopol.

Political, etc.

New Austrian Ministry, Dr. v. Seidler Premier.

British and German delegates on Prisoners of War question meet at The Hague.

The �400,000,000 U.S.A. Liberty Loan largely over-subscribed.

M. Pashich forms new Serbian Government.


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