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November, 1917

3. German raid on a front-line salient in France occupied by American troops repulsed with loss of Private Thomas F. Enright, of Pittsburgh, Corporal James B. Gresham, of Evansville, Ind., and Private Merle D. Hay, of Glidden, Iowa, the first Americans killed in action.

5. The Italians abandon their lines on the Tagliamento and begin to retreat on a 93-mile front.

7. Overthrow of Kerensky and provisional government of Russia by the Bolsheviki.

The Austro-Germans, outflanking the Italian rearguard on the Tagliamento, capture 17,000 prisoners.

8. General Diaz appointed commander-in-chief of the Italian forces, succeeding Cadorna.

9. The Austro-Germans take Asiago and reach the line of the Piave which the Italians successfully defend.

16. Clemenceau made premier of France.

20-22. Battle of Cambrai. Successful surprise attacks delivered by British under General Byng, between St. Quentin and the Scarpe, penetrate German positions west of Cambrai to a depth of five miles on a 10-mile front, tanks being employed to break down wire entanglements. Over 8000 prisoners and many guns were captured.

22. The Bolsheviki government in Russia announces demobilization of a part of the armies.

23. The Italians repulse powerful Austro-German attacks from the Asiago plateau to the Brenta.

27. Russian Bolshevik envoys enter German lines and arrange negotiations for an armistice.

30. German attacks south of Cambrai penetrate British line to a depth of two miles on a 7-mile front, taking 4000 prisoners.

“Let us urge forward our spirits, and make them approach the invisible world, and fix our mind upon immaterial things, till we clearly perceive that these are no dreams; nay, that all things are dreams and shadows besides them.”
–Henry Scougal, The Life of God in the Soul of Man