On This Day - 17 August 1918

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 capture Caesar's Camp trenches (west of Roye) and Canny-sur-Matz (north-west of Lassigny).

New advance of French in angle between Oise and Lower Aisne.

French advance 1 mile north of Autreches.

Eastern Front

Arrival of U.S.A. troops at Vladivostok.

Announcement of re-capture of Irkutsk by Czecho-Slovaks and Siberian troops.

Reported defeat of Bolsheviks on Ussuri front by Czecho-Slovaks.


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