On This Day - 3 April 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 capture Henin-sur-Cojeul (south-east of Arras), and Maissemy (St. Quentin), and occupy Ronssoy Wood (north of Templeux).

German night attack west of St. Quentin fails.

South-west and south of St. Quentin French take four villages.

Eastern Front

German success on the Stokhod (Volhynia).

Asiatic and Egyptian Theatres

Russian cavalry occupy Kasr-i-Shirin and Khanikin.

Naval and Overseas Operations

Brazilian steamer, "Parana", torpedoed by German submarine in Channel.

Political, etc.

Barrow strike over.

Russian Provisional Government forms War Committee, and repeals anti-Jewish legislation.

Kaiser and Emperor Charles meet at Homburg.


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