On This Day - 30 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

Cambrai front: enemy attacks salient at Vendhuille, Bourlon Wood and Moeuvres; penetrating British position as far as La Vacquerie and Gouzeaucourt.  British counter-attack regains La Vacquerie.

Southern Front

In Doiran region and north of Monastir, French and British batteries destroy enemy dumps and break up positions.

French bomb valley of the Vardar and north of Monastir.

Asiatic and Egyptian Theatres

At Auja, Palestine, Australian Light Horse surround Turks, taking 148 prisoners.

British raid Turks at Beth Horun Upper (10 miles west of Jerusalem), taking 300 prisoners.

Political, etc.

Prisoners in all theatres taken by British during November, 26,869 and 221 guns.

Coventry aircraft works on strike, 50,000 men and women idle.

German press approves Lord Lansdowne's letter.


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