World War One Diary for Saturday, December 29, 1917:
Britain: National Labour Convention demands general rationing. Churchill letter ‘I am strongly pressing that the cavalry should be put by regiments into the Tanks’. Masterman of War Propaganda Bureau ‘As a result of the double propaganda, 19 countries have declared war against Germany and 10 have broken off relationships with her’.
Russia: Old Russian Army ranks abolished; decision in principle to organize new Red Army. Admiral Kaiserling with German Military Mission arrive in Petrograd to discuss Armistice technical details.
Ukraine: Red Guards capture Lozoyova and Pavlograd on Kharkov-Crimea railway, occupy Kharkov on December 31.
Holland: First British PoW trainload arrives for internment.