On This Day - 13 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

German attack near Langemarck repulsed.

German raids west of Craonne.

Germans penetrate French advanced line north of Caurieres Wood (Meuse).

Eastern Front

Odessa and Black Sea tranquil; population sympathise with Provisional Government.

Political, etc.

General Alexeiev treats with General Kornilov.  Latter's revolt fails; his commander, General Krimov, kills himself.  General Kaledin and Cossacks revolt.  Soviets ban Cadets.

New French Cabinet announced.


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