Diary October 8, 1917

Petrograd Soviet

The Petrograd Soviet in session.

World War One Diary for Monday, October 8, 1917:

Home Fronts

Russia: Kerensky forms third Coalition Government to rule until Constituent Assembly meets. Trotsky now Petrograd Soviet chairman denounces it as a government of civil war. 1.2 million rail workers on strike since October 6.

Western Front

Britain: Haig letter to CIGS Robertson , reports ‘good progress’ at Ypres and assures Robertson that BEF can fight German Army with minimal Allied (ie French or Russian) assistance until arrival of US armies in 1918. Haig deplores ‘interference’ by Allies or Prime Minister Lloyd George.
Champagne: French attack southwest of Beaumont.

Air War

Germany: Navy airship L57 destroyed during a storm.

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