On This Day - 29 October 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

Attempted air raid on Essex driven off.

Dunkirk, Calais, Belfort bombed.

Eastern Front

Enemy attack repulsed in Riga areas, Janinzen to Skuli.

Southern Front

Germans capture Udine, former Italian G.H.Q.

Austrians drive Italians back along Carnia front.

Naval and Overseas Operations

General Northey captures Liwale; Germans driven south-east.

Political, etc.

Parliament's thanks voted to Navy and Army.


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