Timeline of October 1917

During the Third Ypres offensive, in the Battle of Broodseinde on 4 October 1917. A German Regimental Commander (in centre) with his Adjutant and Staff, captured at Poelcapelle by troops of the 11th (Northern) Division. Photo taken at St. Jean. From the Ministry of Information First World War Official Collection at the Imperial War Museum, copyright image Q2975,with my thanks.

During the Third Ypres offensive, in the Battle of Broodseinde on 4 October 1917. A German Regimental Commander (in centre) with his Adjutant and Staff, captured at Poelcapelle by troops of the 11th (Northern) Division. Photo taken at St. Jean. From the Ministry of Information First World War Official Collection at the Imperial War Museum, copyright image Q2975,with my thanks.

October 1917

DateEvents
 The British offensive the Third Battle of Yprescontinues throughout the month
 The second French offensive at Verdun, begun in August, also continues
1HMS "Drake" is sunk by mine off Rathlin Island
4Phase of Third Ypres known as Battle of Broodseinde takes place
5Peru severs diplomatic relations with Germany
7Uruguay severs diplomatic relations with Germany
9Phase of Third Ypres known as Battle of Poelcapelle takes place
10British hospital ship "Ghoorka" damaged by mine off Malta
11German forces commence offensive operations against Baltic islands: they capture Moon and Dago Islands on 18th
12Phase of Third Ypres known as First Battle of Passchendaele takes place
12Canadian War Cabinet is formed and Compulsory Service Act comes in force in Canada
17British destroyers HMS "Strongbow" and HMS "Mary Rose" are sunk as Germans raid a North Sea convoy
19Fleet of 11 German airships carry out raid in England: proves to be for the last time
21Arab forces repel Turkish attack at Petra
23French offensive operation on Chemin des Dames ridge: the Battle of La Malmaison; lasts to 1 November
24Twelfth Battle of the Isonzo begins as Austro-German forces launch attack on Italians: it is also known as the Battle of Caporetto or Karfreit or Kobarid. A major victory for the Central Powers, the battle ends on 19 November
25Italian premier Boselli resigns; is replaced by Orlando on 29th
26Brazil declares war on Germany
26Phase of Third Ypres known as Second Battle of Passchendaele takes place
27British and Commonwealth forces launch offesnive operations known as the Third Battle of Gaza: breakthrough by flanking operations at Beersheba
28Austro-German forces recapture Gorizia and take Udine
30Count Hertling replaces Michaelis as German Imperial Chancellor

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