On This Day - 16 November 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

Intense fighting round Passchendaele.  Good air work by Allies behind battle front.

Southern Front

Strong enemy onslaughts on whole Italian front.  Italians give ground between Brenta and Piave, are driven from Mt. Prassolan, and retreat to Mt. Grappa.  They hold enemy on Lower Piave.

Political, etc.

Lord Cowdray resigns Chairmanship of Air Board.

M. Venizelos welcomes at Mansion House.


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