On This Day - 6 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)

Western Front

British attack launched at dawn on Ypres ridge.

Canadians capture Passchendaele.

End of Third Battle of Ypres.

Eastern Front

Limited fighting on Russian fronts.

Southern Front

Italians again in retreat; they abandon the Tagliamento; enemy troops reach Maniago.

Renewed German attacks in Trentino.

Asiatic and Egyptian Theatres

General Allenby captures Khuweilfesh, 11 miles north of Beersheba.

General Maude occupies Tekrit.

Political, etc.

Conference at Rapallo (near Genoa) between Allied statesmen and generals on critical situation in Italy.

War aims debate in House of Commons.

Maximalists gain increased power.


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