On This Day - 1 May 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

Successful air-day.

South of Moronvilliers two heavy enemy counter-attacks fail.

Number of prisoners published.

Asiatic and Egyptian Theatres

Mush (Lake Van) occupied by the Turks.

North-west frontier (India): Mahsud tribesmen attack British convoy; beaten off, British losses 60 killed, 55 wounded.

Naval and Overseas Operations

British S.S. "Gena" sunk off Suffolk by German seaplane.

Political, etc.

New schedule of Protected Occupations published.

Marshal Joffre and M. Viviani enthusiastically received by U.S. Senate.

M. Miliukov's Note on Russian foreign policy.

Polish Council of State presents demands to Central Powers.


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