On This Day - 1 September 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

Enemy attack on Havrincourt (SW of Cambrai), at first successful, beaten back later.

N.E. of Craonne, German counter-attack broken up.

Eastern Front

German attack on E. of Riga; their troops enter the city.

Dvina river evacuated by Russians, and crossed by Germans at Uxkull.

Southern Front

Julian front: slight Italian advance, taking 340 prisoners.

Naval and Overseas Operations

Jutland coast: British destroyers drive four German mine-sweepers ashore, two on fire.


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