On This Day - 3 November 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

Skirmishing activity round Ypres.

French push forward in region of Corbeny and reach south bank of Ailette river.

Eastern Front

German and Russian soldiers fraternise on northern front.

Southern Front

German pressure on Tagliamento increases.

French troops arrive.

West of L. Garda Germans make strong attacks on Italian advanced posts.

Asiatic and Egyptian Theatres

Operations against Gaza continued.

Naval and Overseas Operations

In East Africa British and Belgian forces make good progress; drive German detachments eastward.


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