On This Day - 29 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 British advance south of Souchez river; Avion entered.

German attacks on Chemin des Dames front; French lose ground north-east of Cerny.

German attacks near Reims repulsed.

Southern Front

Austrian attack in Dolomites repulsed.

Italians evacuate advanced position on Asiago Plateau (Trentino).

Asiatic and Egyptian Theatres

Announcement that General Allenby has arrived in Egypt and assumed command of Allied forces in succession to General Murray.

Political, etc.

Speech by Mr. Lloyd George at Glasgow.


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