On This Day - 13 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

British establish themselves in Roeux, and progress on "Greenland Hill".

French repulse heavy German attacks north of Reims and in Maisons de Champagne.

Eastern Front

General Kornilov, Commandant of Petrograd, and M. Guchkov, Minister of Marine and War, resign.

Asiatic and Egyptian Theatres

Mesopotamia: Russian detachments compelled to retire across Diala river towards Kifri.

Naval and Overseas Operations

Spanish S.S. "Carmen" sunk in protected zone by German submarine.

Political, etc.

Socialist Conference opens at Stockholm.

Marshal Joffre reviews garrison troops at Montreal; much enthusiasm.


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