On This Day - 28 May 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

German attacks near Hurtebise repulsed.

Southern Front

Italian guns within 10 miles of Trieste.

In Plava sector Italians drive enemy to end of Globna valley.  Claim nearly 24,000 prisoners in last fortnight.

Political, etc.

Mr. Balfour's remarkable reception at Toronto University.

French Socialists decide to attend Stockholm Conference.

MM. Ribot, Cambon, Painleve, and General Foch's agreement with War Cabinet in London.


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