On This Day - 15 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

Enemy attacks north of Menin road and north-east of Passchendaele repulsed.

Southern Front

Italians give ground both sides of the Brenta; enemy capture Cismon.  On Lower Piave resistance maintained.  Allied reinforcements arrive daily.

Asiatic and Egyptian Theatres

General Allenby advances to within three miles of Jaffa.

Since 31 October over 9,000 prisoners taken.

Naval and Overseas Operations

Further actions on Makonde Plateau (East Africa).

Enemy driven from Chivata; make for Portuguese territory.

Political, etc.

M. Clemenceau accepts office and forms a new Minsstry.  Himself Prime Minister and Minister of War, M. Pichon Foreign Minister.

Georgian Nobility declares its property national.

Flight of Kerenski.  Bolsheviks in power in Petrograd.  Bitter fighting in Moscow, over 4,000 killed.


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