On This Day - 3 March 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 progress north of Puisieux and east of Gommecourt.

German War Minister's announcement re: prisoners under fire.

Eastern Front

Russian gas attack north of Lake Naroch.

German attack south-west of Brzezany (Galicia) and near Voruchin (west of Lutsk).

Southern Front

Fierce fighting near Monastir; Italian troops in action.

Political, etc.

Governments of Japan and Mexico deny having received proposals from Germany.

In U.S. Senate obstructionist minority prevents Vote on President's armed neutrality policy.

15,000 British women volunteer for National Service in three days.

Mr. Wilson takes the oath as President of the United States.


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