On This Day - 5 November 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)

Southern Front

Enemy cross Tagliamento north of Pinzano, capture many prisoners.

Pressure on Italian left wing intensified.

British and French troops arrive in Italy.

Asiatic and Egyptian Theatres

British carry Turkish line of defences between Gaza and Beersheba.

Sir S. Maude routs Turks at Tekrit (Tigris).

Political, etc.

Correspondence of British and German Governments re: alleged misuse of British hospital ships issued as White Paper (Cd. 8692).


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