On This Day - 29 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

Slight British gain west of Bourlon Wood.

Enemy attack Belgian positions near Aschhoop.

Artillery activity in Ypres sector.

Eastern Front

Cessation of hostilities on Russian front.

Russian artillery in Trotus (Moldavia) valley breaks up enemy operations.

Southern Front

Enemy efforts on the River Piave fail.

Naval and Overseas Operations

British monitor destroys bridge of boats at Passarella, five miles up the Piave.

Political, etc.

Inter-Allied Conference opens in Paris.

Letter in "Daily Telegraph" from Lord Lansdowne calling for a re-statement of Allies' War Aims.

Germany accepts Lenin's offer of an armistice.  Russian delegates cross German lines.  Count Hertling willing to treat with Bolsheviks.


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