On This Day - 30 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 artillery fire on the Aisne front.

Eastern Front

Fall of Zaleszczycki and Sniatyn.

Naval and Overseas Operations

Sharp fighting reported in East Africa; enemy driven from River Lugungu (half-way between Lake Nyassa and sea).

Announcement of H.M.S. "Ariadne" torpedoed and sunk, 38 lost.

Political, etc.

Speech to the Press by Mr. Lloyd George.


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