On This Day - 29 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

Local German attacks south of St. Quentin and near Ypres-Staden railway.

Southern Front

Padua again bombed, three killed, three injured.

Asiatic and Egyptian Theatres

Further British advance north of Jerusalem.

Naval and Overseas Operations

German Naval Mission under Admiral Kaiserling arrives at Petrograd.

Political, etc.

First batch of British prisoners arrives in Holland for internment.

Efforts of U.S.A. Shipping Board bent on steel ships.

Finnish Republic asks for recognition.

Bolsheviks seize all banks.


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