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World War II in Europe | Holocaust Timeline | Irish Potato Famine | Photo of the Week | This Month in History | History Videos | Hollywood's Best History Movies | Send Feedback ], Copyright © 2009 The History French President Poincaré personally intervenes and Nivelle is relieved of his command. Battle of Pilckem Ridge (Ypres) ends (see July 31st). Eventually, he finds the Second Devons in a nearby forest, where a member of the battalion is singing a song as they prepare to march into battle. German airship "L.-59" leaves Yambol (Bulgaria) for East Africa [Evidence for this event rests on German statements only.] United States Battleship Division, under Rear-Admiral Rodman, joins Grand Fleet at Scapa Flow. (See May 31st, 1915 and August 5th, 1918). In June 1917, after the Allies failed to convince the King, French Admiral Dartigue du Fournet started an Athenian siege forcing Constantine to abdicate and leave the country on 11th June, 1917. On another hand, wars were still being waged. Taking up shells by motor-driven light railway during the phase known as the Battle of Langemarck, near Elverdinghe, 19 August 1917. Nivelle once again utilizes his creeping barrage tactic in which his armies advance in stages closely behind successive waves of artillery fire. Battle of Messines, 1917, ends (see 7th and April 10th, 1918). M. Zaimis, Greek Premier, resigns (see May 3rd and June 26th). ... (WW1). Japanese battle cruiser "Tsukuba" sunk by internal explosion in harbour. Ain ed Douleh succeeds Ala es Sultaneh as Persian Prime Minister (see June 6th, 1917 and January 19th, 1918). President Wilson in address to Congress asks for power to arm merchant ships (see February 21st, 1916 and March 12th, 1917). The Germans are lying in wait, fully aware of the battle plans which have been leaked to them. Naval action in Gulf of Riga. German Counter-Offensive on the Eastern Front: Battle of East Galicia begins (see 28th and June 29th). A large offensive for the Eastern Front is then planned by Alexander Kerensky, the new Minister of War. British, French, and Italian Governments conclude provisional arrangement with regard to future policy in Asia Minor (see May 16th, 1916 and July 27th, 1917). World War I - World War I - Developments in 1917: The western Allies had good reason to be profoundly dissatisfied with the poor results of their enterprises of 1916, and this dissatisfaction was signalized by two major changes made at the end of the year. General Foch succeeds General Pétain as Chief of the French General Staff of French Ministry of War (see October 8th, 1914 and November 27th, 1917). Raid by British naval light forces on the Kattegat (see April 15th, 1918). Battle of Nebi Samwil (Palestine) begins (see 24th). Second Battle of Gaza begins (see 19th and March 27th). Upon detonation, 10,000 Germans stationed on the ridge vanish instantly. German operations in Portuguese East Africa, begin (see December 1st, 1917 and September 29th, 1918). M. Kerenski succeeds General Guchkov as Russian Minister for War (see March 15th and November 8th). Lenin announces that Soviet Russia will immediately end its involvement in the war and renounces all existing treaties with the Allies. 20th). German conquest of the Baltic Islands completed (see 11th, 12th and 18th). Péronne and Noyon occupied by Allied forces (see September 21st, 24th and 25th, 1914; and March 24th and 25th, 1918). 19 Jan. ["L.-44" shot down at St. Clement; "L.-46" shot down at Laragne; "L.49" shot down at Bourbonne-les-Bains on October 20th; "L.-50" brought down in the Mediterranean on October 21st.] World War One started in 1914 and lasted until 1918, so it was still going on in 1917. Li-Yuan-Hung, President of China, resigns and is succeeded by Feng-Kuo-Chang (see June 6th, 1916, July 7th, 1917 and October 11th, 1918). The Battle of Passchendale. H.M.S. First units of Portuguese Expeditionary Force land in France (see August 8th, 1916, and June 17th, 1917). ]: succeeded by Talaat Pasha (see October 13th, 1918). America entered WW1. What are the important events that happened on March 15, 1917? Ukrainian People's Republic proclaimed (see January 3rd, November 15th and December 26th, 1918). German force under Colonel von Lettow-Vorbeck effects passage of the Rovuma and defeats Portuguese force at Ngomano. March 15, 1917 - Germans along the central portion of the Western Front in France begin a strategic withdrawal to the new Siegfried Line (called the Hindenburg Line by the Allies) which shortens the overall Front by 25 miles by eliminating an unneeded bulge. Russian Provisional Government Issue Proclamation acknowledging the Independence of Poland (see 14th, November 5th, 1916 and April 5th, 1917). Admiral Sir Rosslyn Wemyss appointed First Sea Lord, Great Britain (see 26th). Bapaume occupied by British forces (see September 26th, 1914 and March 24th, 1918). When I choose it I was living just north of Boston and had grown up a huge Red Sox fan. During the three-week long withdrawal, the Germans conduct a scorched earth policy, destroying everything of value. British Government issue Order in Council instituting the Air Council (see November 29th, 1917, and January 3rd, 1918). Place™ All Rights Reserved. General Byelyaev, Russian Minister for War, removed from office by Revolutionary party (see 12th, 15th, and January 17th). This battle was part of the British offensive known as the Third Battle of Gaza aimed at breaking the Turkish defensive line that stretched from Fighting since the summer of 1914, Britain, France, and Russia welcomed news that American troops and supplies would be directed toward the Allied war effort. Russian Provisional Government refuse a German proposal for an unlimited armistice. United States Government announce arming of all merchant vessels in the war zone (see February 26th). NEXT SECTION - World War I 1918 - A Fateful Ending The British Admiralty, following on a Cabinet decision, appoint a Committee, in conjunction with the Ministry of Shipping, to draw up a plan to convoy merchant ships (see June 14th and July 2nd). Inception of Supreme War Council (see 27th). Compulsory Service Act comes into operation in Canada (see July 6th). Labor in America 1908-1912 | John Dr. S. Cardosa da Paes succeeds Dr. A. French Offensive stopped (see 16th): Second Battle of the Aisne and "Battle of the The Hills" end (see 16th and 17th). May 19, 1917 - The Provisional Government of Russia announces it will stay in the war. If Germany did not invade Belgium, Britain might avoid the war but they will still try to defeat Germany through financial sponsorships and military assitance to France. Austro-Hungarian and German Governments issue Note repudiating responsibility for continuance of war, and declaring that they will prosecute the war to successful end (see December 12th and 30th, 1916, and September 15th, 1918) . German commerce raider "Seeadler" wrecked on Mopelia Island (Pacific) (see November 22nd, 1916). Russian Summer Offensive begins (see July 18th). Bomb fragments also pierced the corrugated iron roofing of a nursing s… Approximately 5 years ago two things happened, both somewhat tragic. April 1917 - British combat pilots on the Western Front suffer a 50 percent casualty rate during Bloody April as the Germans shoot down 150 fighter planes. Allied Conference in Paris resolve to establish an Allied Maritime Transport Council (see January 6th and November 3rd, 1917 and February 15th, 1918). More than half of the French divisions on the Western Front experience some degree of disruption by disgruntled soldiers, angry over the unending battles of attrition and appalling living conditions in the muddy, rat and lice-infested trenches. Passchendaele captured by British (Canadian) forces (see October 26th, 1917 and April 16th, 1918). M. Venizelos assumes power at Athens. The British then storm the ridge forcing the surviving Germans to withdraw to a new defensive position further eastward. ltaly accedes to Franco-British Convention as to naval "prizes" (see November 9th, 1914). German Government send instructions to German Minister in Mexico (von Eckhardt) to negotiate alliance with Mexico and Japan against the United States (see February 28th). April 16, 1917 - Political agitator Vladimir Lenin arrives back in Russia, following 12 years of exile in Switzerland. First regular convoy of merchant ships sails from Hampton Roads (Va.) [Experimental convoys had been tried in May. Although the British 5th Army succeeds in securing forward trench positions, further progress is halted by heavy artillery barrages from the German 4th Army and rainy weather. (Discussions continued on the 6th and 7th.). Hostilities between Rumania and the Central Powers cease (see 6th). Lieut.-General Sir R. C. Maxwell, Quartermaster-General, B.E.F., France, resigns (see 23rd, and January 27th, 1915). delegates at Brest-Litovsk-Bolshevik Russia, and Bulgaria, Germany, Austria-Hungary and Turkey (see 6th, and November 30th). M. Kerenski succeeds Prince Lvov as Premier of Russia temporarily (see March 15th and August 6th). General Guchkov appointed Russian Minister for War (see 13th, 14th, and May 16th). President Wilson states that he considers sinking of "Laconia" the "overt act" for which he was waiting (see 25th and april 6th). Russian Constituent Assembly meet in Petrograd (see 13th). July 31-November 6, 1917. The German counter-attacks at Cambrai begin (see 20th and December 3rd). Nearly 300,000 Italians surrender as the Austro-Germans advance, while some 400,000 desert. Dr. A. Augusto da Costa succeeds Dr. A. J. d'Almeida as Portuguese Premier (see March 15th, 1916 and December 10th, 1917). Nicholas II, Tsar of Russia, abdicates (see 12th, and July 16th, 1918). General Shuvaev, Russian Minister for War, resigns and is succeeded by General Byelyaev (see March 29th, 1916, and March 13th, 1917). Hamadan (Western Persia) recaptured by Russian forces (see August 10th, 1916, and March 16th, 1918). Within days, Russian soldiers mutiny and join the revolution. First session of armistice [Also known as "Truce Delegates" and "Peace Delegates."] Battle of Polygon Wood (Ypres) ends (see September 26th). The nitrates and other chemicals used in explosives makes excellent fertilizer. By now, the Italians have been worn down from years of costly but inconclusive battles along the Isonzo and in the Trentino, amid a perceived lack of Allied support. Agreement signed at The Hague for the exchange of combatant and civilian British and German prisoners of war (see May 13th, 1916). Ala es Sultaneh again appointed Persian Prime Minister and Foreign Minister (see May 29th and November 24th, 1917 and January 19th, 1918). Ponta Delgada (Azores) shelled by a German submarine. Declaration of War by Provisional Government against Germany and Bulgaria of November 23rd, 1916, becomes effective for the whole of Greece. Battle of Jaffa (Palestine) begins (see 22nd). Battle of Cambrai, 1917, ends (see November 20th, 1917 and October 8th, 1918). British Government give the King of the Hejaz (see December 15th, 1916, and February 4th, 1918) written assurance of the future independence of the Arab people. Battle of Marasesti (Rumania) ends (see August 6th). M. Ribot reappointed French Foreign Minister (see 9th, and October 23rd ). General Pétain appointed Chief of French General Staff (see December 3rd, 1915 and May 15th, 1917). M. Milyukov appointed Russian Foreign Minister (see 14th, January 27th, and May 16th). Historical Events for the Year 1917. General Kornilov surrenders to the Provisional Government (see 13th). Brazil severs diplomatic relations with Germany (see October 26th). (see December 15th, 1917 and December 18th, 1916). Jaffa (Palestine) taken by British forces. British Government inform Japanese Government that they will support Japanese claims to German possessions north of the Equator if it is understood that Japan will support similar British claims south of the Equator (see December 16th, 1914). Third Battle of Gaza ends (see October 27th). Battle of Vimy Ridge and First Battle of the Scarpe end (see 9th). Nicaragua severs diplomatic relations with Germany (see May 8th, 1918). General Brusilov succeeds General Alexeiev as Russian Commander-in-Chief (see September 5th, 1915 and August 1st, 1917). Inter-Allied Conference assembles in Rome to discuss co-operation, and the questions of Macedonia, Greece, the command of the Salonika expedition and to convene a shipping conference. Estonia declared independent by the local Diet (see January 13th, 1918). Twelfth Battle of the Isonzo ends (see October 24th). However, similar to past offensives, the inability to capitalize on initial successes and maintain momentum gives the Germans an opportunity to regroup and further gains are thwarted. January 19, 1917 - The British intercept a telegram sent by Alfred Zimmermann in the German Foreign Office to the German embassies in Washington, D.C., and Mexico City. Lenin joins other Bolsheviks in Petrograd who have already returned from exile including Joseph Stalin. Allied Offensive in Macedonia ends (see 11th). Timeline of August 1917. The Balfour Declaration written advocating an international home for . Central Powers proclaim grant of temporary Constitution to Poland, (see April 5th and October 15th, 1917 and January 10th, 1918). German airship "L.-39" destroyed at Compiègne when returning from raid on England. The entire Ypres offensive then grinds to a halt as British Army Commander Douglas Haig ponders his strategy. King Constantine of Greece abdicates in favour of his second son, Prince Alexander (see 11th). Nicknamed "The Tiger," when asked about his agenda, he will simply answer, "I wage war.". Japanese flotillas join Allied forces in the Mediterranean (see February 8th, 1916 and November 15th, 1917). In his place, a new democratically minded Provisional Government is established. The average life expectancy of an Allied fighter pilot is now three weeks, resulting from aerial dogfights and accidents. October 12, 1917 - The Ypres offensive culminates around the village of Passchendaele as Australian and New Zealand troops die by the thousands while attempting to press forward across a battlefield of liquid mud, advancing just 100 yards. Main Page | American Revolution | Abraham Lincoln | U.S. Director Sam Mendes’s new WWI epic, 1917, which just won Best Motion Picture – Drama at the Golden Globes is based on several grim true stories. German airship "L.-59" returns to Yambol from flight to East Africa [Evidence for this event rests on German statements only.] Czernowitz (Bukovina) retaken by Austro-German forces (see June 17th, 1916). United States Government announce decision to send a Division of the United States Army to France at once (see June 25th). German airship "L.-.59" reaches East Africa, but turns back without alighting [Evidence for this event rests on German statements only.] The German 8th Army utilizes new storm troop tactics devised by General Oskar von Hutier. Squadron of 11 German airships attack England. 1917 follows two British soldiers, Blake (Dean-Charles Chapman) and Schofield (George MacKay), who are handed the perilous task of traversing no-man’s-land to deliver a message to … "Drake" sunk by submarine in the North Channel. Red Sox win 1918 World Series. General Roques, French Minister for War, resigns (see 20th and March 16th, 1916). He is replaced as Commander-in-Chief by General Henri Petain, who must deal with a French Army that is now showing signs of mutiny. Funchal (Madeira) shelled by German submarine (see December 3rd, 1916). Major-General Pershing arrives in England (see 13th and May 10th). June 25, 1917 - The first American troops land in France. What Happened in 1918. One of the latter hit a marquee full of wounded patients, causing most serious casualties to medical staff and patients alike. Vossuq ed Douleh, Persian Prime Minister and Foreign Minister, resigns (see August 29th, 1916, June 6th, 1917, and August 7th, 1918). U.S. Enters World War I On April 6, 1917, the United States formally declared war against Germany and entered the conflict in Europe. H.M.S. Ministry of National Service formed in Great Britain (see December 19th, 1916). (Last airship raid on London.) Special train transportation for his return was provided by the Germans in the hope that anti-war Lenin and his radical Bolshevik Party will disrupt Russia's new Provisional Government. A. da Costa as Portuguese Prime Minister (see April 25th, 1917, and May 15th, 1918). Great German daylight aeroplane raid on London; 157 killed and 432 injured (see November 28th, 1916 and July 7th, 1917). British offensive into Palestine begins (see 26th). Last German aeroplane raid on England by daylight (see July 7th and September 2nd). The Reichstag passes Resolution as to German War Aims (see January 24th, 1918). On Thursday, February 23, 1917, women workers in Petrograd left their factories and entered the streets to protest. German Government announce forthcoming "unrestricted" submarine warfare and threaten to sink hospital ships (see February 1st). General Kornilov's revolt collapses (see 8th, 10th and 14th). Kerenski's forces defeated by Bolsheviki near Petrograd (see 8th and 15th). Dr Machado Guimarães, Portuguese President, deposed (see 28th, and August 6th and October 5th, 1915). Great Britain, France, the United States, and Italy rush to recognize the new government in the hope Russia will stay in the war and maintain its huge presence on the Eastern Front. Count Bernstorff's correspondence re German intrigues published. German airship "L.-22" destroyed in North Sea by British warships. Gorizia retaken by Austro German forces (see 24th). General Kornilov succeeds General Brusilov as Russian Commander-in-Chief (see June 4th and September 8th). Santo Domingo severs diplomatic relations with Germany. Settlement Treaty signed at Berlin between Germany and Turkey (see April 10th, 1918). Samarra (Mesopotamia) taken by British forces (23rd/24th). What Happens in 1917's Ending 1917's ending begins with Schofield escaping German pursuit through a bombed village, while also finding a young French woman and a small child hiding amid the wreckage. M. Kerenski flees from Petrograd (see 13th). Dr. Artur von Zimmermann, German Foreign Minister, resigns (see November 21st, 1916, and August 5th, 1917). Seven more American ships are sunk in February and March as the Germans sink 500 ships in just sixty days. The Turks then retreat northward toward Jerusalem with the Allies in pursuit. Russian Provisional Government (see March 14th) issue Proclamation to Allied Governments declaring in favour of self-determination of peoples and a durable peace. Second phase of Battle of Marasesti begins (see 1st, and September 3rd). M. Ribot succeeds M. Briand as French Premier and Minister for Foreign Affairs (see 17th, December 12th, 1916, and September 9th, 1917). Honduras severs diplomatic relations with Germany (see July 19th, 1918). The British then continue their advance and capture Baghdad, followed by Ramadi and Tikrit. Single aeroplane by moonlight (see November 28th, 1916 and September 4th, 1917 and May 19th, 1918). Anglo-French Conference assembles in London to discuss the question of military assistance to ltaly. It Happened to Adele - 1917 was released on: USA: 15 July 1917 . June 13, 1917 - London suffers its highest civilian casualties of the war as German airplanes bomb the city, killing 158 persons and wounding 425. April 16, 1917 - The French 5th and 6th Armies attack along a 25-mile front south of the Hindenburg Line. M. Cochin succeeded by M. Métin as French Under-Secretary for Blockade (see March 20th, 1916 and November 16th, 1917). October 31, 1917 - In the Middle East, the British led by General Edmund Allenby begin an attack against Turkish defensive lines stretching between Gaza and Beersheba in southern Palestine. German forces withdraw from front line positions on the Ancre as part of the. The crash happened through the carelessness of the two signalmen, who were found guilty of criminal negligence and sent to prison. However, by now the Germans have vastly improved their trench defenses including well-positioned artillery. Permanent Allied Supreme War Council inaugurated (see November 7th 1917 and February 3rd, 1918). H.M.S. Now that I’m living down in North Carolina, not everyone immediately correlates 1918 with that event. Entente Governments send joint reply to President Wilson's Note. Important events of 1917 during the fourth and penultimate year of the First World War, including the surprise tank attack by the British (pictured above) at the Battle of Cambrai. Mutiny breaks out in German Fleet at Wilhelmshaven (see November 3rd, 1918). The whole offensive disintegrates within five days. With Russia's departure from the Eastern Front, forty-four German divisions become available to be redeployed to the Western Front in time for Ludendorff's Spring Offensive. The armies of the Entente and Central Powers were no longer locked in battle, and the process of repairing the damage had begun (and in fields across Europe, continues to this day as bodies and munitions are still found in the soil.) Russian Constituent Assembly dispersed by Bolsheviki (see 11th, and November 8th, 1917, and January 19th, 1918). In 1917, two things happened that combined to end the stalemate in World War I. Russian battleship "Peresvyet" sunk by mine off Port Said. Proclamation issued changing name of British Royal House to Windsor. 2008-05-03 09:24:45. Russia proclaimed a Republic by the Provisional GoVernment (see 10th). However, similar to past offensives, the opportunity to exploit first-day gains is missed, followed by the arrival of heavy German reinforcements and an effective counter-attack in which the Germans take back most of the ground they lost. The battle is best known for the charge of the 4th Light Horse Brigade. Bulgaria severs diplomatic relations with the United States of America. In all, 52 large marquees and 20 bell tents at the hospital were damaged and two marquees and a tent destroyed. First meeting of Russian and German delegates behind German lines to arrange for armistice (see 21st and 30th). Conscription Bill carried in Canadian House of Commons (see October 12th). This ends four centuries of its control by the Ottoman (Turkish) Empire. First meeting of British Imperial War Conference (see December 19th, 1916). The British intercept and decode a telegram from the German Foreign Secretary Arthur Zimmermann to Mexico urging her entry into war against the United States. Entente Governments present demand to Greek Government for abdication of King Constantine (see 12th and May 28th). M. Stephen Pichon appointed French Foreign Minister (see 14th). Anglo-French Conference assembles in London to discuss the deposition of King Constantine of Greece and the occupation of Athens and Thessaly (continued on 29th) (see June 11th). Allied Conference at Rapallo. Adolf Hitler. Independent Moldavian Republic (Bessarabia) proclaimed at Kishinev (see April 9th, 1918). November 15, 1917 - Georges Clemenceau becomes France's new Prime Minister at age 76. Severe aeroplane raid on Kent by moonlight (Casualties about 230, mostly military). Finland declares independence (see January 4th, 1918). December 15, 1917 - Soviet Russia signs an armistice with Germany. Third Battle of Ypres It depends on how WWI was fought. Signor Boselli, Italian Premier, resigns (see 29th and June 15th, 1916). August 10, 1917 - The British resume their attack at Ypres, focusing on German artillery positions around Gheluvelt. There are 259 days remaining until the end of this year. March 8, 1917 - A mass protest by Russian civilians in Petrograd (St. Petersburg) erupts into a revolution against Czar Nicholas II and the war. "Cornwallis" sunk by submarine in Mediterranean. Eleventh Battle of the Isonzo begins (see September 12th). Battles of the Isonzo (June 23, 1915–October 24, 1917) Eleven battles between Austria and Italy at the Isonzo River were largely inconclusive, but the intervention of the German army at the Battle of Caporetto routed the Italian army. [The actual suspension of hostilities took place on dates fixed by the local Arms Commanders (see 8th) in anticipation of truce arranged between the official negotiators (see 6th).]. Turkey severs diplomatic relations with the United States of America. The pursuit to Baghdad begins (see 24th and March 11th). M. Lenin and M. Trotski assume power. Action of Rafah (Sinai). Provisional Government in Russia recognised by Great Britain, France, Italy, United States of America, Rumania, and Switzerland (see 14th). Once this succeeds, the plan is to first decimate the British Army to knock Britain out of the war, and then decimate the French Army, and thus secure final victory. HMS Vanguard Disaster July 9, 1917; Stormy Birth for the House of Windsor July 17, 1917; Red October November 7, 1917 End of Third Battle of the Scarpe, 1917 (see 3rd) brings Battles of Arras, 1917, to an end (see April 9th). They establish a non-democratic Soviet Government based on Marxism which prohibits private enterprise and private land ownership. The British suffer 150,000 casualties during the offensive, while the Germans suffer 100,000. Twelfth Battle of the Isonzo begins: Austro-German offensive (see December 26th). French cruiser "Kléber" sunk by submarine off Brest. Battle of La Malmaison begins (see November 1st). July 1917 and ended in November 1917. … The Austro-Germans halt at the Piave River north of Venice only due to supply lines which have become stretched to the limit. Major-General Pershing arrives in France (see 8th and May 10th). Belgian Government reply, to President Wilson's Note placing themselves in hands of Allies (see December 18th, 1916 and September 15th, 1918). Concerted attack by German submarines on United States transports defeated. The new Commander-in-Chief, Henri Petain, cracks down on the mutiny by ordering mass arrests, followed by several firing squad executions that serve as a warning. First Battle of Doiran begin (first phase 24th/25th) (see, May 9th). First contingent of United States troops arrives in France (see May 19th). World War I (or the First World War, often abbreviated as WWI or WW1) was a global war originating in Europe that lasted from 28 July 1914 to 11 November 1918. 9th January » World War I: the Battle of Rafa is fought near the Egyptian border with Palestine. General Sir S. Maude, Commander-in-Chief in Mesopotamia, dies at Baghdad (see August 28th, 1916): succeeded by Lieut.-General Sir W. R. Marshall. Steady October rains create a slippery quagmire in which wounded soldiers routinely drown in mud-filled shell craters. Austria-Hungary severs diplomatic relations with United States of America, (see December 7th). China severs diplomatic relations with Germany (see August 14th). Second Battle of Passchendaele ends (see October 26th) and Battles of Ypres, 1917, end (see July 31st, 1917 and September 28th, 1918). British defence of Jerusalem begins (see 30th). Corinth and Larissa occupied by Entente forces. F. Kennedy Photo History | Vietnam Liberia severs diplomatic relations with Germany (see August 4th). Serbian Govermnent transferred from Corfu to Salonika (see February 9th, 1916 and December 9th, 1918). Polish Regency Council appointed (see September 12th). June 7, 1917 - A tremendous underground explosion collapses the German-held Messines Ridge south of Ypres in Belgium. (see June 15th, 1917, aud October 31st, 1918). Members of Supreme Council appointed - General Sir H. H. Wilson, General F. Foch, General Cadorna and General Bliss (see 7th). June Offensive (July 1, 1917–c. David H. Lv 5. March 8, 1917 - A mass protest by Russian civilians in Petrograd (St. Petersburg) erupts into a revolution against Czar Nicholas II and the war. In the Third Battle of Ypres, which lasted from late July to November 1917. F. Kennedy Photo History, The Rise of Drown in mud-filled shell craters American Press ( see 27th ) Start Point 5th. 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