On This Day - 25 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

Intense artillery battle in progress in Flanders.

French repel German counter-attack north of the Aisne front.

Eastern Front

Russian retreat in East Galicia continues; towns evacuated, positions in Carpathians abandoned.

Russo-Romanian advance in southern Moldavia.

Political, etc.

Allied Balkan Conference in Paris opens.

Irish Convention, opening meeting, Sir H. Plunket in the Chair.


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