On This Day - 30 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 London: 4 machines penetrate defences; 14 killed, 38 injured.

Three German flame attacks between Tower Hamlets and Polygon Wood repulsed.

Germans gain temporary footing at Berry-au-Bac (Aisne river).

5,296 prisoners and 11 guns, etc., taken by British during September.

Southern Front

Successful Italian attack on Bainsizza Plateau; 600 prisoners taken.

Naval and Overseas Operations

St. Denis Westrem again bombed.

Political, etc.

Sun-yat-Sen arrested for organising revolution at Canton.

Non-Slav Congress at Kiev demands autonomy for all Russian nationalities.


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