Diary November 22, 1917

German troops move through a village in northern Italy

German troops move to the front through a village in northern Italy.

World War One Diary for Thursday, November 22, 1917:

Southern Fronts

Piave: Crisis day in key Mt Grappa sector as Austro­-Germans storm onto Mt.Tomba (3,176 ft), but Laderchi’s IX Corps’ final effort drives them off (one Italian regiment reduced to 400 soldiers) and reserves consolidate on November 23.
Trentino: Austrian mountain troops storm Mt Pertica from Monte Baldo Alpini battalion, but Alpenkorps and Austrian 50th Division fail to hold gains to east until November 23.
Salonika: 150 Bulgars raid British line at the Mamelon (night November 23-24), Lake Doiran sector, causing 27 casualties.

Eastern Front

Russia: Lenin sacks Dukhonin for refusing to negotiate and makes Ensign Kirilenko C-in­-C. He leaves for Northern Front, his Order No 1 ends ‘Long live immediate peace!’.

Western Front

Cambrai: Germans recapture Fontaine-Notre-Dame.

Air War

Cambrai: 19 Royal Flying Corps pilots (8 aircraft lost or wrecked) attack German columns and positions; 3 German fighters shot down.

Middle East

Palestine: Turks fail three times to regain Nebi Samwil Hill (2,942 ft) from 75th Division but it and 52nd Division fail at El Jib Height on November 24.
Aden: British take Turk post at Jabir, 15 miles north of Aden (British strength increased from 7,137­ on October 1, 1917 to 10,2781 soldiers on November 1, 1918).

Call of War
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