On This Day - 27 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 actions along Moronvilliers, Verdun and Alsace fronts.

Southern Front

Italians take S. Giovanni (Carso, third Austrian line), and cross River Timavo; lose and regain Hill 126, east of Gorizia.  Austrians claim 13,000 prisoners.

Political, etc.

Germans threaten to sink at sight all hospital ships in Mediterranean.

Announced that 600 German daily papers ceased publication since beginning of war.


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