Timeline of August 1917

In the Third Battle of Ypres, which lasted from late July to November 1917.  Taking up shells by motor-driven light railway during the phase known as the Battle of Langemarck, near Elverdinghe, 19 August 1917. From the Ministry of Information First World War Official Collection at the Imperial War Museum, copyright image Q2661,with my thanks.

In the Third Battle of Ypres, which lasted from late July to November 1917. Taking up shells by motor-driven light railway during the phase known as the Battle of Langemarck, near Elverdinghe, 19 August 1917. From the Ministry of Information First World War Official Collection at the Imperial War Museum, copyright image Q2661, with my thanks.

August 1917

DateEvents
 The British offensive the Third Battle of Ypres continues throughout the month
2General Kornilov succeeds Brusilov as Russian Commander-in-Chief
2The Pope sends a note to belligerent nations appealing for peace
3Austrian-German forces recapture Czernowitz in Bukovina
3Mutint breaks out in German fleet at Wilhelmshafen
4Liberia declares war on Germany
4Reshuffle in Belgian government as Baron de Broqueville becomes Minister for Foreign Affairs. Baron Beyens replaces him as Minister for War
5von Kuhlmann appointed German Foreign Minister
6Second phase of Battle of Marasesti begins as Germans launch counter attack against Russian and Romanian forces: lasts until early September
6Kerenski confirmed as Prime Minister of Russia
9Premier of Austria, Count Esterhazy, resigns
10British Labour Party decides to send a representative to a consultative conference in Stockholm: government refuses passport
14China declares war on Germany and Austria-Hungary
15Battle of Hill 70 begins near Lens as Canadian Corps launches tacticval offensive: lasts ten days
17Attack on Langemarck begins during Third Ypres offsenive
17Eleventh Battle of the Isonzo begins: ends 12 September
20French forces commence second offensive battle at Verdun: lasts until mid-December; French quickly recapture Mort-Homme and Cote 304
21Dr Wekerle is appointed premier of Hungary
21German airship L23 is shot down by British aircraft over North Sea
22Last German daylight air raid on England (until WW2)

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