On This Day - 9 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

Heavy air fighting.

Southern Front

Italians establish themselves behind the Lower Piave.

Germans continue advance; in Trentino they recapture Asiago.

General Fayolle Commander-in-Chief of Franco-British forces in Venetia.

Allied Ministers visit King of Italy on front.

General Diaz succeeds General Cardorna.

Asiatic and Egyptian Theatres

Much war material collected at Tekrit.

Political, etc.

Lord Mayor's Banquet: important speeches.

Conference at Rapallo decides on creation of a Supreme Allied War Council for Western Front.

Lenin and the Revolutionary Military Committee remain in command of Petrograd; Soviets issue appeals for support of army.

Cossack Confederation forming.


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