Diary November 19, 1917

British tanks loaded on trains
British tanks loaded on trains on their way to Cambrai.
World War One Diary for Monday, November 19, 1917:

Western Front

Cambrai: British Tank Corps, moved up by train, begins to move to start line (night November 19-20).
Flanders: German trench raids on British sector.
Lorraine: Captain Patton joins US Tank Corps.

Eastern Front

Russia: HM Ambassador Buchanan’s diary ‘At the moment force alone counts’
Western Russia: ­Bolshevik armoured train retakes Minsk.

Politics

Russia: Bolsheviks call for immediate armistice on all fronts.
Italy: Government successfully asks Britain and France for 300,000 rifles; 4,000 MGs, 640 guns and 40 tanks.

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