On This Day - 19 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

Hostile raids repulsed by British.

French success at Chaume Wood.

Southern Front

Italians make determined stand in the mountains and defeat Austrians' attacks.

Lower Piave enemy make no progress.

Asiatic and Egyptian Theatres

British advance further in the hills of Judea; arrive within six miles of Jerusalem.

Political, etc.

Mr. Lloyd George on Allied War Council in House of Commons.

Georgian National Council meets.

Bolsheviks issue offer to the nations for immediate armistice on all fronts for the purpose of discussing a democratic peace.


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