On This Day - 27 August 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

Ypres region: British line advance 200 yards astride St. Julien-Poelcapelle road.

Renewed activity on the Aisne.

right bank of Meuse heavy enemy counter-attack repulsed.

Naval and Overseas Operations

Publication of official communication regarding operations in East Africa; enemy slowly being pressed back, eight miles in Masasi district.

Belgian columns from Kilossa drive enemy to south bank Ruaha river.

Midway between Lake Nyassa and sea, considerable German force closely invested.

Political, etc.

At Russian National Conference, General Kornilov appeals for measures to restore discipline in the army.


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