Diary November 24, 1917

Emperors Charles (far left) and Wilhelm II,

Emperors Charles (far left) and Wilhelm II, hoping to knock Italy out of the war.

World War One Diary for Saturday, November 24, 1917:

Southern Fronts

Trentino: Emperor Charles ends attacks in Asiago sector, Conrad’s losses 15,030 (nearly 7,000 sick) since November 10.

Western Front

Cambrai: British fail to storm Bourlon Hill, but Colonel Wade with party hold part of village until November 26. British recover Fontaine-Notre-Dame; renewed attacks on November 25-27 are fruitless. Haig letter laments severe shortage of infantrymen.

Middle East

Palestine: Anzac Mounted Division gains but loses 2 bridgeheads north of river Auja until November 25. Turk losses are 437 soldiers.

Call of War
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