Diary May 14, 1917

fraternities between German and Russian soldiers
After the Russian revolution, the fraternities between German and Russian soldiers, who believed that the war had now come to an end, happens along the Eastern front.
World War One Diary for Monday, May 14, 1917:

Eastern Front

Russia: Petrograd Soviet proclama­tion appeals for end to fraternization. At STAVKA C-­in-Cs discuss resigning en masse, decide to visit Petrograd.

Southern Fronts

Isonzo: Italian Gonzia Command and Third Army (28 divisions) vs Austrian Fifth Army (11 divisions). Italians attack at noon with main thrust north of Gorizia east of Plava, capturing Hill 383, and Zagora and Mt Santo. East of Gorizia Messina Brigade takes Hills 174 and 126 but forced out by heavy counter-attacks. Badoglio promoted Lieutenant-General (confirmed August 23).
Serbia: Serb Sumadija Division captures 2 spurs a mile from Mt Dobropolje.

Air War

North Sea: Royal Navy Air Service Large America’ H12 flying boat shoots down Zeppelin L-22 near Terschelling Light Vessel.

Home Fronts

Britain: King tours in Industrial North. Merchant shipbuilding control reverts to Admiralty.
Germany: First German tank (A7V) on trial at Mainz.

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