On This Day - 19 February 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

South of Le Transloy (Somme) Germans using flammenwerfer capture a British advanced post and 30 prisoners.

East of Ypres British do great damage to enemy positions, and take 114 prisoners in a big raid.

Naval and Overseas Operations

S.S. "Worcestershire" sunk.

Political, etc.

The new British War Loan estimated to be going to reach over �700,000,000 in new money.

Government decide to revise exemption certificates for men under 31.


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