On This Day - 22 December 1917
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)
Germans drive in British advanced posts on Ypres-Staden railway.
Peace negotiations proceeding at Best-Litovsk.
Austrian massed attack carries hills near Valstagna.
Asiatic and Egyptian Theatres
Arabs under Sheikh Feisul capture Turkish troop train on Hejaz railway.
British advance north and east of Jaffa.
Naval and Overseas Operations
Three British destroyers sunk off Dutch coast; 13 officers, 180 men lost.
Lord Rhondda's scheme for rationing by localities comes into force; main cause of queues removed.