Diary November 4, 1917

Kaiser Karl  crossing this bridge over the Tagliamento
When crossing this bridge over the Tagliamento, Kaiser Karl I (second from left) was so near to the front line that the advancing Austrian troops had not had time to clear the dead out his path.
World War One Diary for Saturday, November 4, 1917:

Southern Fronts

Italian Front: Austrians take 10,000 PoWs and 24 guns cut off south of Tolmezzo from Italian XII Corps (Tassoni) until November 5 retreating from Carnia. Italians begin retreat from Tagliamento to Piave (night November 4-5), after Austrian Isonzo armies force crossings.

Western Front

Flanders: Trench raids.
Verdun: Artillery in action north of Chaume Wood. German attack there on November 7, repulsed on November 10, French success there on November 19.

Eastern Front

Petrograd: Bolshevik Military Revolutionary Committee tells garrison of 155,000 soldiers to ignore orders to go to Front.

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