On This Day - 3 June 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

Intense artillery duel in Wytschaete salient.

Germans recover ground south of Souchez river.

Five heavy German attacks repulsed on Chemin des Dames front.

Southern Front

Austrians repulsed on San Marco (east of Gorizia).  They open a great counter-offensive on the Carso.

Naval and Overseas Operations

Aerodromes at Zeebrugge, Bruges, etc., again heavily bombed.

Austrian torpedo-boat sunk by submarine.

Political, etc.

Proclamation of Albanian independence under Italian protection.

Socialist Conference at Leeds.

Provisional Government formed in China.


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