On This Day - 28 August 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

Verdun: French positions on this front almost completely restored to those before the great attack of February 1916.

Eastern Front

Enemy attack Focsani region (Romanian front); Russian defection (of a division) in face of enemy, who advance throughout day and penetrate positions in region of Vainitza.  Heavy fighting in Ocna valley, Romanians stubbornly resisting.

Southern Front

Austrian counter-attacks on Bainsizza Plateau broken down.  Italians claim 1,000 prisoners.

Asiatic and Egyptian Theatres

British aeroplanes successful about Maan (Hejaz railway).

Naval and Overseas Operations

German aeroplanes drop 90 bombs on Russian shipping in Gulfs of Riga and Finland.

Political, etc.

Moscow National Conference closed.


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