On This Day - 11 December 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)

Eastern Front

Forces from Russian front sent against Don Cossacks.

Asiatic and Egyptian Theatres

General Allenby enters Jerusalem and reads proclamation.

Naval and Overseas Operations

British airship lost (with crew of five) over the North Sea.

Political, etc.

Mr. Balfour announces receipt in September of German peace proposals.

Non-Ferrous Metals Bill passed.

Constituent Assembly meets at Petrograd.


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