Diary November 29, 1917


Albatross fighter in the Alps
A German Albatross fighter on a reconnaissance mission on the Italian front.
World War One Diary for Thursday, November 29, 1917:

Air War

Italian Front: First British flight over Italian lines (Montello area) shoots down 1 Austrian single-seater but fighter attacks prevent RE8 photo-reconnaissance.
500 US trainee pilots begin course at Foggia in Italy on November 28.

Eastern Front

Rumania: Russian guns foil German Trotus Valley operations.

Politics

France: Allied Paris Conference (until December 3). Lord Lansdowne Dally Telegraph letter urges compromise peace with Germany. War Cabinet bars Bolshevik propaganda and suspends all warlike aid.
Germany: Chancellor’s speech welcomes Bolshevik peace offer. Kaiser wires Kuehlmann to try for Russian alliance ‘in spite of everything’.

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