World War One Diary for Monday, November 12, 1917:
Palestine: Falkenhayn drives back Australian Mounted Divusion 4 miles with 5,000 Turks (10,000 rallied at Ramleh on November 10).
Hejaz Railway: Lawrence mines troop train at Minifer, captures 60 rifles.
Russia: 12,000 Bolsheviks (esp sailors) halt Kerensky’s 700 Cossacks and 1 armoured train near Pulkovo Observatory; they retreat to Gatchina.
Italy: 3 French divisions move from Brescia to Vicenza nearer front, 46th and 47th Divisons of Chasseurs d’Alpin arrive (since November 5).
Italy – Allied air reinforcements: Royal Flyinig Corps Nos 28 (Sopwith Camel) and 34 (RE8) Squadrons reach Milan (plus No 14, left France on November 7, No 66 Squadron follows on November 17), No 42 Squadron leaves November 26-27, No 45 on December 11-12). They become operational between November 28 and December 21.