Timeline of July 1917

In the first phase of the Third Battle of Ypres, officially known as the Battle of Pilckem Ridge.  British stretcher bearers in the ruins of Pilckem on 31 July 1917. From the Ministry of Information First World War Official Collection at the Imperial War Museum, copyright image Q2630,with my thanks.

In the first phase of the Third Battle of Ypres, officially known as the Battle of Pilckem Ridge. British stretcher bearers in the ruins of Pilckem on 31 July 1917. From the Ministry of Information First World War Official Collection at the Imperial War Museum, copyright image Q2630,with my thanks.

July 1917

DateEvents
2British and German representatives sign an agreement at the Hague (Netherlands) for exchange of combatant and civilian prisoners of war
2First regular convoy of merchant ships sails for Britain from Hampton Roads, Virginia, USA
6Arab forces occupy Aqaba
6Canadian government passes Conscription Bill
7German air raid on London and Margate (Kent) causes 250 casualties
8Russian forces begin to withdraw from western Persia
9HMS "Vanguard" is destroyed by internal explosion whilst at anchor at Scapa Flow: 800 men lost
11British force carries out attack at Ramadi in Mesopotamia
14German Imperial Chancellor von Bethmann-Hollweg resigns; he is replaced by Dr Michaelis
15German Foreign Minister Dr Arthur von Zimmerman resigns
17British royal family proclaims change of surname from Saxe-Coburg-Gotha to Windsor
18German forces launch offensive in eastern Galicia, countering Brusilov's offensive launched in late June: lasts ten days
19The Reichstag passes a resolution regarding German war aims
19Kerenski succeeds Prince Lvov as premier of Russia
24German and Austro-Hungarian forces capture Stanislau and Tarnopol in Galicia
25Inter-Allied conference in Paris discusses situtaion in Balkans, with regard to possible Russian collapse
27French and Italian governments conclude agreement regarding future of Asia Minor
28British Tank Corps is established, replacing predecessor Heavy Branch of the Machine Gun Corps
30German and Austro-Hungarian forces recapture Zeleszczyki in Galicia
31Commencement of the British offensive the Third Battle of Ypres: lasts until November

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