On This Day - 9 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

British take 600 yards of German trenches at Villeret (N.N.W. of St. Quentin).

Meuse, right bank: heavy fighting, Germans repulsed.

End of Third French offensive at Verdun.

Southern Front

Austrians claim 6,000 prisoners near Hermada (Carso).

French advance near Lake Ochrida (south-west Macedonia).

Naval and Overseas Operations

Cadiz: German submarine, U 293, short of oil, enters, and is interned.

Political, etc.

U.S.A. publishes disclosures re: Swedish Legation at Buenos Aires.

King's special decoration for 1914 campaign announced.


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