Diary November 4, 1916

 Italian commander-in-chief Cadorna

The Italian commander-in-chief Cadorna (left), together with Gabriele D’Annunzio.

World War One Diary for Saturday, November 4, 1916:

Southern Fronts

Isonzo: After turning move on Salone fails, Cadorna halts offensive due to bad weather and heavy losses (28,000 casualties); 9,000 Austrian PoWs taken. Italian losses in Seventh to Ninth Isonzo battles (since September 14) 75,500 men; 21,500 Austrian PoWs taken in their c.63,000 loss.

Middle East

Arabia: Sherif Hussein crowned ‘King of the Arabs’ at Mecca. Allies recognize him as de facto King of Hejaz (November 6) but do not attend coronation.

Neutrals

Greece: ­Venizelists attack loyal troops at Ekaterini.
Norway: Government forbids coasts to U-boats.

Politics

Austria: Emperor’s letter to Prime Minister states plan to give Galicia self-rule within new Poland.

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