On This Day - 10 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

English and Canadian troops make successful attacks along ridge north and north-west of Passchendaele.

Germans repulsed at Chaume Wood by French.

Southern Front

Austrian advance checked on Asiago front; on Upper Piave enemy capture Belluno.

Asiatic and Egyptian Theatres

Further advance of General Allenby's forces; Ascalon occupied; fighting near Esdud.

Naval and Overseas Operations

Good progress in East Africa; British troops occupy Ndonda, in Lukuledi valley.  Enemy's northern force in retreat from Mahenge.

Political, etc.

Text of Air Force Bill publishes in "Times".

Anti-Bolshevik reaction, troops loyal to Kerenski and Provisional Government march on Petrograd.


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