On This Day - 22 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

Confused fighting on Arras front; successful French actions on the River Aisne front.

Southern Front

Italians frustrate hostile attacks in Travignolo valley.

Asiatic and Egyptian Theatres

Demolition of 13 miles of Hejaz Railway by Anzac Mounted Brigade and Camel Corps.

Political, etc.

Brigadier-General Nash succeeds Sir E. Geddes as Inspector General Transportation.

Crisis in China; President replaces Tuan-chi-jui by Wu Ting Fang, as Prime Minister.

Count Tisza, Hungarian Prime Minister, resigns.


On This Day