Diary December 21, 1917

Christmas 1917 on the front
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World War One Diary for Friday, December 21, 1917:

Western Front

Alsace: Fierce clashes at Harmannsweilerkopf, Germans ejected.

Eastern Front

Russia: Antonov, People’s Commissar for War, made C-in-C ‘for the struggle with counter­-revolution’.

Home Fronts

Italy: now 3,500 munition plants vs 125 in 1915.
Britain: Prime Minster calls for higher food production. Local rationing schemes authorized. Munitions Ministry empowered to restrict lighting.

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