On This Day - 22 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 southern part of Trescault (east of Havrincourt Wood, below Bapaume-Cambrai road).

Germans bombard Reims; French repulse German attack on Moronvillers massif.

Asiatic and Egyptian Theatres

British attack Turks in retreat from Istabulat on west bank of Tigris and on west bank of Shatt-el-Adhaim.

Political, etc.

Arrival of British Mission, headed by Mr. Balfour, at Washington.


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