On This Day - 28 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)

Western Front

Much activity on both sides north of St. Quentin.

Southern Front

Enemy bridges at Zenson bend (lower Piave) destroyed.

Padua bombed, 13 killed, 60 injured.

Asiatic and Egyptian Theatres

Enemy driven back north of Jerusalem; Ramah and Bertunia captured.

Political, etc.

Labour memo on War Aims accepted in special Conference.

French war aims outlined by Foreign Minister.


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