On This Day - 10 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

Small British gains south-west of Lens and on south bank of River Scarpe.

French success near Chevreux (Craonne).

Eastern Front

General Russki relieved of command on northern front by Provisional Government.

Southern Front

French and Venizelists take enemy position near the Lyumnitsa.

Two attacks on Krastali driven off by British.

Naval and Overseas Operations

British scouting force from Harwich chases 11 German destroyers into Zeebrugge.

Political, etc.

British Ministerial Conference with Engineer, etc. representatives.

Secret Session of House of Commons on submarine warfare.

Plot to assassinate M. Venizelos discovered at Salonika.

President of Duma (M. Rodzianko) affirms Russian loyalty to Allies.


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