On This Day - 7 September 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

American hospitals near coast bombed, 3 killed, 10 wounded.

Southern Front

British activity on Struma front (eastern Macedonia).

Italians attack Monte S. Gabriele.

Austrians bomb Venice.

Asiatic and Egyptian Theatres

Health of troops in Mesopotamia reported greatly improved.

Political, etc.

U.S.A. contemplate seizing 400,000 tons of neutral shipping in American ports.

M. Ribot's ministry resigns.

M. Pashich in Rome.


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