1917, abdication, Albert Thomas, Allies, Arthur Henderson, Battle of Messines, Belgium, Corinth, Emile Vandervelde, fortress, France, Gapaard, Great Britain, Greece, King Alexander, King Constantine I, Larissa, Ottoman Empire, Red Sea, Royal Navy, Russia, Saliff, Thessaly, Turkey, Warneton, Yemen
King Constantine abdicates in favour of his second son, Prince Alexander; a French force landed at Corinth and Franco-British forces enter Larissa in Thessaly. Further British advance towards Warneton on a two-mile front; Gapaard taken. British sailors take the Turkish fortress of Saliff, on the Arabian shore of the Red Sea. Council of Workmen’s and Soldiers’ Delegates reply to letter of Mr. Henderson and MM. Thomas and Vandervelde, explaining the programme of their proposed international Socialist conference.