4093 CHRONOLOGY OF THE GREAT WAR
Oct. 17.-Allies seize remaining three Greek
battleships and land marines at Piraeus.
Germans repulse Russians on Volhynian
front and take 1,900 prisoners.
Oct. 18.-Sailly-Saillisel falls to the French
after hard fighting.
Oct. 19.-Serbians advance in Macedonia
and capture Brod.
Oct. 20.-Three British transports are sunk
in the Mediterranean, by submarines.
Germans regain ground lost to the British
in the Somme sector. Serbians make
advances east of Monastir. Von Mackensen resumes offensive in the Dobrudja,
forcing Roumanians back.
Oct. 21.-British advance in the Somme
sector. The Austrian Premier, Count
Stuergkh, is assassinated in Vienna. Germans reach coast of Black Sea in Roumania. Teutons capture Russian positions southeast of Lemberg.
Oct. 23.-Constantza, Roumania's chief
port of the Black Sea, is captured by the
Oct. 24.-Germans drive the Roumanians
sixteen miles and capture 6,700 prisoners.
French retake Douaumont, Thiaumont
and two miles of trenches, taken by Germans by two months' fighting.
Oct. 25.-Tchernavoda falls to von Mackensen's army. Von Falkenhayn storms
Vulcan Pass and reaches point 75 miles
Oct. 26.-Ten German destroyers raid
English Channel and sink a torpedo-boat
destroyer and seven vessels.
Oct. 27.-Teutons drive the Roumanian
army forty miles past Tchernavoda.
Oct. 28.-Steamship Lanao, flying American
flag, sunk by submarine.
Oct. 29.-Capt. Boelke, famous German
aviator, is killed in aeroplane battle.
Roumanians check German advances.
Oct. 30.-British steamship Marina is torpedoed by German submarine off Irish
coast. Six Americans drowned.
Oct. 31.-British losses for October are
4,331 officers and 102,702 men.
Nov. 1.-Submarine Deutschland arrives at
New London, Conn., with a $10,000,000
cargo. British capture three villages on
Macedonian front. Von Falkenhayn's
forces drive Roumanians twelve miles
Nov. 2.-Italians gain on twelve mile front
and capture 5,000 prisoners. Fort Vaux
is evacuated by the German army.
Nov. 3.-Italians continue to advance and
take 3,500 more prisoners.
Nov. 5.-French take two more towns outside of Verdun. Russian Poland is proclaimed an independent state by Germany
Nov. 7.-Arabia, a passenger vessel, is sunk
by German submarine.
Nov. 8.-Belgium protests against deportations of its able-bodied men by German
Nov. 9.-Chancellor von Bethmann-Hollweg
declares Germany is ready to enter a
league of peace on condition it insures freedom of the seas. Roumanians retake
Hirsova in the Dobrudja and drive Germans back. U-boats break through British blockade and raid French coast.
Nov. 12.-French, under General Foch, recapture Saillisel.
Nov. 14.-U. S. protests to Germany on the
deportation of the Belgians. British capture Beaucort and 5,000 prisoners. Great
Britain rejects U. S. demand to lift
Nov. 16.-Allies drive to within four miles
of Monastir and take twelve towns.
Nov. 19.-Serbians recapture Monastir.
Nov. 21.-Emperor Francis Joseph of
Austria-Hungary dies and is succeeded
by Karl Francis Joseph. Craiova, Roumania, captured by von Falkenhayn.
Nov. 22.-Britannic, transporting wounded
soldiers, sunk by German submarine in
Nov. 23.-France appoints a Minister of
Provisions to control food supply.
Nov. 24.-Orsova is captured by von Mackensen.