On This Day - 3 October 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 attack repulsed north of Menin road between Tower Hamlets and Polygon Wood (Ypres).

Preparations for German attack east of Reims broken up.

Violent artillery duel on Verdun front.

Eastern Front

Intense artillery duel in Jakobstadt region (Dvinsk).

Artillery stop fierce enemy attack 7 miles north of Romanian frontier (Bukovina).

Bulgars attack Romanians north of mouth of Buzeu river.

Southern Front

Italians repel continued Austrian attacks on San Gabriele.

Asiatic and Egyptian Theatres

Russians take Nereman village, 50 miles north of Mosul.

Naval and Overseas Operations

Italian airmen bomb vessels in harbour of Cattaro.

Political, etc.

Meeting of Democratic Conference in Russia.

Count Czernin issues Peace programme.

Sir W. Laurier (Canada) resigns.


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