Timeline of January 1917

Operations on the Ancre, January 1917. Working party of the Manchester Regiment moving up to the trenches near Serre. From the Ministry of Information First World War Official Collection at the Imperial War Museum, copyright image Q1792,with my thanks.

Operations on the Ancre, January 1917. Working party of the Manchester Regiment moving up to the trenches near Serre. From the Ministry of Information First World War Official Collection at the Imperial War Museum, copyright image Q1792,with my thanks.

January 1917

DateEvents
3German forces capture Focsani in Rumania; also capture Braila on 5 January
3First elements of Portuguese Expeditionary Force land at Brest in France
3General Sir Douglas Haig promoted to Field Marshal
5Inter-Allied conference in Rome
6Last elements of Russian and Rumanian forces evcuate Dobrudja
9Battle of Kut begins in Mesopotamia
9Fighting at Rafah in Sinai as last Turkish troops withdraw into Palestine
9HMS "Cornwallis" sunk by submarine in Mediterranean
10Allies send formal note to President Wilson outlining their war aims; Belgium places itself in Allied hands
11Germany and Turkey sign settlement treaty
11Germany and Austria-Hungary isue note repudiating responsibility for continuance of war and declaring they will prosecute it to a successful end
17Inter-Allied conference at Petrograd
19German government sends instructions to its Minister in Mexico to negotiate an alliance with Mexico and Japan against the United States
20General Hoskins succeeds General Smuts in command of British forces in East Africa
23Harwich flotilla in action against German 6th Flotilla in North Sea: HMS "Simoom" sunk
24Arab forces capture Wejh
25German destroyers shell Southwold and Wangford on English cost of Suffolk
31German government announces forthcoming unrestricted submarine warfare and threaten to sink hospital ships

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