On This Day - 11 January 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

British carry German trench on front of 0.75 mile, north-east of Beaumont Hamel.

Eastern Front

German counter-attack near Kalutsem, south of Lake Babit, repulsed.

Successful Romanian attack in Casin valley.

Enemy progress in Susitsa valley and between Braila and Galatz.

Asiatic and Egyptian Theatres

British occupy Hai (Mesopotamia).

Naval and Overseas Operations

H.M. Seaplane-carrier "Ben-my-Chree" sunk in Kastelorizo harbour (southern Asian Minor).

Political, etc.

Terms of new British War Loan announced by Mr. Lloyd George and Mr. Bonar Law at Guildhall.

Important food orders issued by Lord Devonport.

Notes from German and Austrian Governments handed to neutral Powers in answer to Entente reply to their "Peace Note".


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