On This Day - 25 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 advance on Souchez river continues.

French carry crest near Hurtebise ("Dragon's Cave").

First fighting contingent of American troops lands in France.

Southern Front

Austrian counter-attacks on Mt. Ortigara.

Naval and Overseas Operations

Raid in Black Sea by "Breslau"; Russian wireless station and lighthouse on island of Fidonisi destroyed.

Political, etc.

M. Venizelos returns to Athens and succeeds M. Zaimis as Premier.

Recall of German Minister to Norway, consequent on bomb-plot.


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