Diary November 2, 1917

Turkish troops attack in Palestine
Turkish troops attack the British during the fighting in Palestine.
World War One Diary for Friday, November 2, 1917:

Middle East

Palestine: 6 Turk battalions compel Newcombe’s surrender. Turk Seventh Army counter-attacks DMC 10 miles north of Beersheba until November 7.
MesopotamiaBattle of Daur on Tigris 85 miles north of Baghdad: Cobbe’s 14,500 men (224 casualties) with 58 guns storm Turk 51st divisions two lines (c.260 casualties) after 19-24-mile night advance.

Southern Fronts

Isonzo: Austrian 55th (Bosnian) and German 12th (Silesian) Divisions cross river Tagliamento via damaged rail bridge at Cornino and a footbridge at Pinzano during night November 2-3.

Sea War

North Sea: Royal Navy light force covered by battlecruisers Glorious and Repulse sweeps into the Kattegat; destroyers sink German decoy ship Kronprinz Wilhelm off Kullen Light.

Politics

Britain: BALFOUR DECLARATION for a Jewish state in Palestine. Jewish-Arab London Rally welcomes.
Lansing-Ishii Agreement: US recognizes Japan’s special interests in China.

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