On This Day - 28 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

French attack on Oise-Aisne Canal and German counter-attack both fail.

German attack in Champagne repulsed.

French continue progress in Belgium.

Germans gain footing from Chaume Wood to Bezonvaux (Verdun).

Southern Front

Italian 2nd and 3rd Armies retreat.

Italians retreat from Carnia front.

Austrians occupy Gorizia and eight miles further west.

Germans claim 100,000 prisoners.

Political, etc.

U.S.A. second Liberty Loan: �1,000,000,000 has been subscribed.

Count Luxburg's plot to invade southern Brazil.

Sig. Orlando Italian Prime Minister.


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