Timeline of November 1917

British  Mark IV Female Tanks being loaded aboard flat-bed railway trucks at Plateau Station in preparation for transportation to the forward area prior to the opening of the Battle of Cambrai. From the Railway Construction Engineers Collection at the Imperial War Museum, copyright image Q46932,with my thanks.

British Mark IV Female Tanks being loaded aboard flat-bed railway trucks at Plateau Station in preparation for transportation to the forward area prior to the opening of the Battle of Cambrai. From the Railway Construction Engineers Collection at the Imperial War Museum, copyright image Q46932,with my thanks.

November 1917

DateEvents
 The British offensive the Third Battle of Ypres continues until 10 November, having begun on 31 July
 The second French offensive at Verdun, begun in August, also continues
 The Third Battle of Gaza also continues in Palestine, ends 7 November
1Ministry of National Service in formed in Britain
2British naval forces carry out a raid at the Kattegat
3Announcement of arrival of French troops in Italy; arrival of British troops is also annoiunced next day
5Fighting at Tikrit in Mesopotamia: the town is occupied by British forces next day
6Ruins of village of Passchendaele are captured by Canadian Corps
7Allied conference at Rapallo agrees to create Supreme War Council
7General Cadorna is relieved of command of Italian Armies, to be replaced by General Diaz
8Bolshevik coup in Petrograd: Lenin succeeds Kerenski as Russian premier; Trotsky becomes Foreign Minister
11Austro-German forces, aftar edvancing all the way from Caporetto, reach the River Piave
11Kaiser in conference with Hindenburg and Ludendorff at Mons; they agree outline strategy for 1918
13Kerenski's forces defeated by Bolsheviks near Petrograd
13Fighting at El Mughar in Palestine
14Painleve and Barthou (French premier and War Minister respevctively) resign: they are replaced two days later by Clemenceau and Pichon
15Japanese government says it cannot send two battle cruisers to join British Grand Fleet
16British forces capture Jaffa in Palestine
17Battle of Nabi Samweil in Palestine, ends 24 November
17Clash of British and German light cruisers off Heligoland
18General Sir Stanley Maude dies at Baghdad. he is replaced as Commander-in-Chief in Mesopotamia by Liuet-General Sir William Marshall
20Massed tanks and surprise artillery bombardment make successful opening to British offensive the Battle of Cambrai
20Proclamation of Ukrainian People's Republic
21Bolshevik government of Russia offers talks with Central Powers
25German force under Colonel von Lettow-Vorbeck defeats Portuguese at Ngomano and on 1 december begins operations in Portuguese East Africa
27Russian and German delegates meet to discuss an Armistice
28In German East Africa, a force under Captain Tafel surrenders to British
29First meeting of Inter-Allied Conference in Paris
30German forces launch counter attack at Cambrai, recapture much of ground lost on 20th
30Government of Austria-Hungary accepts Bolshevik proposals to negotiate for Armistice and peace

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