Diary May 16, 1917

Lev Davidovich Bronstein, called Trotsky.
World War One Diary for (day), (Datum):

Home Fronts

Russia: Trotsky arrives in Petrograd (from April 3 internment in Canada). Cabinet reshuffle admits 6 Petrograd Soviet Menshevik members.
USA: Aircraft Production Board set up.

Western Front

Artois – Battles of Arras end: BEF has regained 61 sq miles, taken 20,834 PoWs and 252 guns in 38 days. British repulse counter-attacks north of Gavrelle.

Eastern Front

Russia: Kerensky War Minister; he is visited at Petrograd by all the C-in-Cs.
Austria: CoS Arz (to Czernin) believes Russian Army collapse will obviate need for armistice talks.

Sea War

Adriatic: Austrian U-5 mined and sunk off Pola but raised and re­used.

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