On This Day - 29 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 take Neuville-Bourjonval (seven miles east of Bapaume) after sharp fighting.

German retreat slackens.

Southern Front

Heavy Austrian attacks in the Carso repulsed.

Political, etc.

Speech by German Chancellor.

Speech by Mr. Bonar Law; 100,000 men needed.

Military Service (Review of Exemptions) Bill passed.

Hamarskjold (Conservative) Ministry in Sweden resigns.


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