On This Day - 24 October 1917
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)
French reach banks of Oise-Aisne
Canal; 11,000 prisoners to date.
Germans attack Chaume Wood
German attack repulsed
Houthulst Forest (Ypres).
Russians begin to evacuate
Russian advance to Dvina 30
miles south-east Riga.
Austro-Germans attack in
thick fog on 20-mile front, breaking through 2nd Italian Army at Tolmino,
Caporetto and Plezzo; 10,000 prisoners.