On This Day - 22 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

All gains on British front consolidated, except at Fontaine Notre Dame, which Germans retake.

Unsuccessful German counter-attack south of Juvincourt.

Eastern Front

Lenin authorises troops at front to negotiate peace with the enemy.

Southern Front

Fighting in mountains continues.

Lower Piave enemy make no progress.

Austrian attacks in Albania on Italian line between rivers Osum and Voyusa.

Asiatic and Egyptian Theatres

British troops capture Turkish post of Jabir, 15 miles from Aden.

Political, etc.

U.S.A. Mission under Colonel House leaves London for Paris.

Germany announces extension of the "barred zone" for shipping; Dutch indignation.


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