On This Day - 12 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 shelling on Ypres front.

Southern Front

Lower Piave Austrians establish bridgehead at Zenson, 20 miles north-east of Venice.

Italians evacuate Fonzaso and mountain positions overlooking the Brenta.

Asiatic and Egyptian Theatres

General Allenby attacks new Turkish position on the Wadi Sugheir, 12 miles north of Ascalon.

Political, etc.

Mr. Lloyd George in Paris on urgent necessity of new Allied War Council.

New scale of voluntary rations.

Russians in London repudiate Leninists.

Fighting at Tsarskoe Selo: Trotsky and Lenin claim victory over Kerenski's forces.


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