On This Day - 29 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

Near St. Quentin and in Champagne heavy artillery and small patrol actions.

Southern Front

Italians win trenches near Medeazza (southern Carso).

Austrian attacks on Vodice fail.

Naval and Overseas Operations

French liner "Yarra" torpedoed in Mediterranean: 56 lost.

H.M.S. "Hilary" sunk, 4 lost.

Russian naval raid on Anatolian Coast.

Political, etc.

Mr. A. Henderson goes to Russia on special Mission.

Mr. Balfour addresses Canadian Parliament in French and English.


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