Diary October 30, 1917

Disarmed Italion PoWs are hurried into captivity

Disarmed Italian PoWs are hurried into captivity, while German troops advance forward.

World War One Diary for Tuesday, October 30, 1917:

Southern Fronts

Italy: Foch visits Cadorna’s new Treviso headquarter and tells him ‘You’ve lost only one army, fight hard with the others!’, as first French troops arrive in Italy. General Duchene with Tenth Army headquarter to command 4 divisions (120,000 men).
Isonzo: Italian Navy complete Grado’s evacuation (southwest of river mouth). German 26th Division reaches Tagliamento taking Dignano and 20,000 PoWs.

Western Front

Flanders: Canadian Corps (2,321 casualties) enters Passchendaele but later driven back to outskirts; 5 German counter-attacks.

Home Fronts

Germany: Bavarian Prime Minister Count Hertling (aged 73) succeeds Michaelis (resigned October 28) as Chancellor.
Britain: Balfour speech on the Balkans.

Call of War
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