On This Day - 14 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

British improve their line north-west of Passchendaele.

Artillery active in French sector.

Southern Front

Italians make firm stand on whole length of Piave, enemy held everywhere.

Asiatic and Egyptian Theatres

General Allenby continues advance in Palestine; Jerusalem railway reached.

Naval and Overseas Operations

Loss announced of one of H.M. destroyers and a small monitor by submarine, while co-operating with Army in Palestine.

Political, etc.

In House of Commons, Mr. Lloyd George explains Allied War Council.

"Reprisal" Bill against Germans adopted in Brazilian Chamber.

Defeat of Kerenski: civil strife and much confusion in Petrograd.


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