1917, Adriatic, Aleksei Brusilov, Allies, Austria-Hungary, Austro-Hungarian Navy, Battle of Arras, Battle of Bullecourt, Battle of the Strait of Otranto, Bodrez, Bullecourt, casualties, Cattaro, Ferdinand Foch, fortress, French Navy, Germany, Gorizia, HMS Bristol, HMS Dartmouth, Italian Navy, Italy, Loga, Monte Santo, peace, Philippe Petain, prisoners of war, Robert Nivelle, Roeux, Royal Navy, Russia, sinking, Slovenia, Tenth Battle of the Isonzo, Vasily Gurko
Italian offensive continues; most marked progress between Loga and Bodrez, in the Plava area, on the slopes of Monte Santo, and on the heights east of Gorizia; 3,375 prisoners. Austrian light cruisers and destroyers sink 14 British drifters in the Adriatic; they are driven off by H.M. ships Dartmouth and Bristol and French and Italian destroyers; Italian airmen reduce on cruiser to a sinking condition outside Cattaro. Slight German success west of Bullecourt. Stubborn fighting around Roeux; great German losses. Enemy gain a footing on French front east of Fort Malmaison. Changes in French higher command; General Pétain succeeds General Nivelle, who takes command of an army group; General Foch succeeds General Pétain as Chief of Staff. Generals Brusiloff and Gurko ask to resign; members of Committee of Workmen’s and Soldiers’ Delegates agree to join Russian Provisional Government, and declare a separate peace impossible.