On This Day - 25 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 advance towards Fontaine-lez-Croiselles.

Aeroplane raid on south-east coast, 95 killed, 192 injured; 3 raiders brought down.

German success near Braye (Chemin des Dames); French success round Mt. Cornillet (Moronvilliers).

Southern Front

Italian progress on the Isonzo (Plava to M. Kuk), and on southern Carso.

Political, etc.

Mr. Lloyd George issues statement re: submarine menace and food supplies.


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