On This Day - 10 July 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

After intense bombardment Germans gain ground to the east of the mouth of the Yser (Nieuport) and cut off and destroy parts of two British battalions, taking over 1,000 prisoners.

British counter-attack drives Germans from advanced positions gained near Lombartzyde.

Eastern Front

Capture of Halicz (Galicia) by Russians; enemy pursued across River Lomnica, 2,000 prisoners taken.

Political, etc.

Official statement gives British captures on all fronts since beginning of war as 117,772 prisoners and 759 guns.


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