Diary December 5, 1917

Conrad von Hoetzendorf inspecting troops
Field marshal Conrad von Hoetzendorf inspecting troops on the Trentino Front.
World War One Diary for Wednesday, December 5, 1917:

Southern Fronts

Trentino: Conrad drives towards Foza, but delayed by Bersaglieri and Alpini troops rearguard.

Middle East

Palestine: First British trains reach Ramleh. Mott’s Detachment occupies Hebron, 17 miles south of Jerusalem.

Home Fronts

Portugal: Major Paes with 1,500 men overthrow Democrat Government until December 8 after 1,350 casualties. Paes Prime Minister, War and Foreign Minister on December 11 and Provisional President of New Republic on December 28.
Germany­: U-boat office opens in Berlin.


Mocambique: Lettow sends Captain Kohl’s 5 coys with the gun east from Nanguari to Mwalia-Medo district, keeping in touch by relay.

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