On This Day - 28 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

Aeroplane raid on south-east coast; raiders headed off from London; no damage.

Southern Front

Italians gain ground on Monte S. Gabriele.

Asiatic and Egyptian Theatres

British defeat Turks near Ramadiya (Euphrates), and take Turkish commander, 3,455 prisoners, and 13 guns.

Red Cross river work.

Naval and Overseas Operations

Zeebrugge and aerodromes bombed.  Big German supply centre 82 miles south-west of Kilwa captured.

Rhodesian column arrives 66 miles south-west of Liwale.

Political, etc.

Bolo Pasha arrested.

Von Kuhlmann on Papal Note in Reichstag.

Dr. Michaelis refuses to state German war aims.


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