On This Day - 11 February 1917
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)
North of the Ancre British take about 600 yards of enemy trenches near the Beaucourt-Puisieux road.
South of Serre Hill enemy attack British new positions, but are decimated.
South of Halicz small hostile forces force the Dniester on the ice, but is driven back by a counter-attack.
East of Gorizia the Italian recover the trenches taken by the Austrians, and make 100 prisoners.
Asiatic and Egyptian Theatres
At Kut, British resume attack on river bank of Tigris, hemming the Turks in on the Dahra bend, taking all but the last line of trenches.
Naval and Overseas Operations
The U.S. S.S. "Lyman M. Law" sunk by a submarine off Sardinia.
German Government state that the restraint placed on Mr. Gerard was an error of minor officials.
Swiss Minister sends a message from Germany to U.S.A. suggesting a discussion on ways and means of preventing war.