Diary October 27, 1916

'The Last Call'

‘The Last Call’ – this Australian poster advertises for volunteers

World War One Diary for Friday, October 27, 1916:

Home Fronts

Australia: Three Cabinet Ministers resign because of conscription, referendum on October 28 defeats it by 72,476 votes.

Eastern Front

Western Russia: Russians forced to river Shchara east bank.

African Fronts

Ethiopia Battle of Chem¬≠bebit (Sagalle, or Shano): Ras Tafari’s (Haile Selassie) 95,000 royal troops defeat Lij Yasu’s father Negus Ras Mikael of Wollo; he is led in chains to Addis Abeba but Lij Yasu escapes till January 1921.

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