December 6, 1917

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Enemy attacks round La Vacquerie. Austrians capture Mt. Sisemol, east of Asiago; attempts to break through in the Val Frenzela frustrated; 15,000 prisoners claimed by enemy to date. Early morning air raid by groups of enemy machines to the number of 25; five or six get over London; seven killed and 22 injured; two raiders brought down. Rumania agrees to an armistice. Rising in Lisbon against Portuguese Government; Provisional Government under Dr. Sidonio Paes reaffirms solidarity with Allies. U.S. destroyer Jacob Jones torpedoed and sunk; 37 survivors.

December 5, 1917

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Bourlon Wood evacuated by the British during the night without casualties and without knowledge of the enemy. Further enemy progress in Asiago salient; Mts. Zomo and Castelgomberto stormed; enemy claims 11,000 prisoners and 60 guns. General Marshall across the Nahrin, drives Turks out of Kara Tepe. Russo-German armistice arranged from December 7 to 17.

December 4, 1917

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Enemy attacks on salient from Mt. Sisemol, near Asiago, towards the Brenta; Mts. Badeneche and Tondarecar stormed. General Marshall takes Sakaltutan Pass on the Deli Abbas-Kifri Road. President Wilson’s Message to Congress:-” Our object is to win the war”; the American people “deeply and indignantly impatient” with those who desire peace by any sort of compromise; he recommends a declaration of war against Austria-Hungary. General Weygand to represent France on Allied Council at Versailles; General Foch to remain Chief of Staff.

December 3, 1917

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A slight British withdrawal at La Vacquerie and east of Marcoing; Germans claim 6,000 prisoners and 100 guns to date. British gains south-west of Polygon Wood. Bolshevist troops under Krilenko secure surrender of Russian General Staff at Mohileff; General Dukhonin, Commander-in-Chief, murdered; General Korniloff escapes. Turks driven out of the hills north of Deli Abbas; they retire up the Kifri road towards Jebel Hamrin.

December 1, 1917

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German East Africa reported by General van Deventer clear of the enemy; General von Lettow Vorbeck takes refuge across the Rovuma in Mozambique. British recover Gonnelieu, but withdraw from Masnières salient; German prisoners to date, 11,551, with 138 guns.

November 30, 1917

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Strong German attacks under General von der Marwitz on new British line before Cambrai; six or seven divisions attacking from Crèvecœur to Vendhuille penetrate British positions as far as La Vacquerie, Gonnelieu, and Gouzeaucourt and take Lateau Wood, south of Masnières; La Vacquerie regained by British, and enemy driven back from Gouzeaucourt and the ridge east of the village; from Masnières northwards British positions intact and great numbers of Germans killed; Germans claim 4,000 prisoners and 60 guns.

November 29, 1917

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British line advanced west of Bourlon Wood. British monitor destroys a bridge of boats at Passarella on the Piave. Allied Conference in Paris opens. Count Hertling in the Reichstag announces Germany prepared to treat with the Bolshevists. Lord Lansdowne’s letter to the Daily Telegraph stating war has lasted too long and indicating that a statement and possible revision of British war aims are desirable.

November 27, 1917

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British line advanced towards Bourlon Village and Fontaine Notre Dame; 500 prisoners; 3,500 Germans and native troops under Colonel Tafel surrender near Neval, East Africa.