Germany – First British long-range bombing raid: 3 Avro 504s of RNAS (Sqn Cdr Featherstone-Briggs, Flt Cdr Babington and Flt Lt Sippe) starting from temporary base at Belfort, Alsace, and attack Zeppelin works at Friedrichshafen (each carries 4 x 20lb bombs). Zeppelin Z7 seriously damaged; a hydrogen gasworks destroyed and workshops damaged. Heavy anti-aircraft fire cripples Featherstone-Briggs’ aircraft, he makes forced landing and is badly injured by civilians but military treat him well. Sippe returns safely to Belfort carrying a fused bomb, hung up on a crude rack.
France: Future ace Guynemer accepted as pupil mechanic at Pau airfield.
North Sea: All RNAS floatplanes and hangars at Scapa Flow seaplane station wrecked in gale.
Serbia: Austrian XI Corps breaks Serb Gukoshi-Maljen line. At Belgrade French naval guns fire 78 shells, scoring 2 hits that ground a monitor.
Mesopotamia: British occupy Basra (formal entry on November 23, 6 Germans arrested) and ally themselves with Sheikh of Mohammera next day,
Germany: Admiral Tirpitz tells American journalist: ‘England wants to starve us … We are superior… in U-boats’.