On This Day - 18 July 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 held south of St. Quentin and north-west of Verdun.

Eastern Front

Russians gain and lose Nowica (Galicia); heavy fighting.

Naval and Overseas Operations

Sir E. Geddes succeeds Sir E. Carson as First Lord of the Admiralty.

Political, etc.

Revolt in Petrograd crushed; order being restored.

Mesopotamia Report: Government announce further decision.

Petition to extend the Canadian Parliament will not be put forward.

Australian repatriation scheme introduced.


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