On This Day - 25 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

Germans penetrate between Tower Hamlets ridge and Polygon Wood; repulsed later.

South-east London raided by German aeroplanes; 9 killed, 23 injured.

Zeppelins attack Yorkshire and Lincolnshire coasts, 3 injured.

Asiatic and Egyptian Theatres

Russian detachments attack Turks successfully near Ortobo (Bitlis).

Naval and Overseas Operations

Ostend bombarded again.

Brigadier-General Northey's summary of his operations in East Africa published.

Political, etc.

New Fatherland's Party meeting and declaration of von Tirpitz's policy.

U.S.A. not one of the "Allies".


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