On This Day - 19 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

Heavy German attacks south of Lombartzyde (Nieuport sector), south of St. Quentin, and north of the Aisne repulsed.

Eastern Front

German counter-offensive opens; Russian positions east of Zloczow (east Lemberg) pierced as a results of troops insubordination.

Asiatic and Egyptian Theatres

Turkish cavalry force encountered west of Beersheba (Palestine) and driven back.

Naval and Overseas Operations

Report on operations in East Africa published.

Main German positions in the region of Narongombe (East Africa) attacked; heavy casualties on both sides.

Political, etc.

German Imperial Chancellor speaks in the Reichstag on the "Majority Resolution".

Statement issued on Russian and German Socialists meeting at Stockholm.

Attempted assassination of M. Kerenski.


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