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[July 31—August 6, 1917]: The nightmare in Flanders. Perhaps more than any other battle in world history, the Third Battle of Ypres will endure for generations as a symbol of pointless and fratricidal barbarism 

 

[July 31st- November 10th, 1917] During the third battle of Ypres in Belgium (also known as the battle of Passchendaele), Commonwealth troops sustain some 400,000 casualties. Much of the battle is fought in appalling weather conditions and only minimal gains are made.

 

[July 31st, 1917] Three dead German soldiers in the wreckage of their shelter, 31st July 1917.

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[August 1st, 1917] Russia: Kerensky appoints General Kornilov Commander-in-Chief.

 

[August 1st, 1917] Ypres: Allied troops hold fast against German counterattacks and consolidate their gains.

 

[August 1st, 1917] The Pope's Peace Note.

 

[August 1st, 1917] Battle of Pilckem Ridge. Stretcher bearers struggle in mud up to their knees to carry a wounded man to safety near Boesinghe, 1 August 1917.


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[August 2, 1917] First aircraft landing on a moving ship accomplished by Edwin Harris Dunning.

 

[August 2nd, 1917] Australia: The General Strike of 1917 begins, a massive industrial action involving over 100,000 workers in support of railway workers in Sydney.

 

[August 2nd, 1917] Ypres: Battle of Pilckem Ridge ends after max advance of 3,000 yards by 9 British divisions costs 31,850 casualties. Waterlogged shell holes began to appear.

 

[August 2nd, 1917] Battle of Pilckem Ridge. Gunners of the Royal Field Artillery jacking and hauling a field gun out of the mud. North of Ypres, 2 August 1917.

 

[August 2, 1917] on this day the Green Corn Rebellion began in rural Oklahoma

 

[August 3rd, 1917] Ypres: The rains and the artillery shelling continue. The mud muffles the explosive effects of the shells.

 

[August 3rd, 1917] Naval and Overseas Operations: Heavy fighting German East Africa; enemy compelled to withdraw along Lindi-Masasi road (80 miles south-west of Port Lindi).

 

[August 3rd, 1917] Dead soldiers of one of the Highlanders regiments awaiting burial, August 1917.

 

[August 8, 1917] 100 years ago today, battlefield entry from my Grandfather's journal (from transcript drafted in 1920s) (self.wwi) submitted 6 hours ago by HALsaysSorry

 

[August 3, 1917] "Peasants in the re-taken Somme District work hard without horses or cattle. The Germans in retreat have taken all live stock." Copyright date, Aug 3, 1917.

 

[August 4th, 1917] Washington: The Administration says any man trying to avoid conscription may be executed.

 

[August 4, 1917] Walter Hines Page, U.S. ambassador to the UK, giving a speech at Plymouth England on August 4, 1917 on the third anniversary of the start of World War I.

 

[August 4th, 1917] Russia: Trotsky and Lunacharskii arrested.

 

[August 4, 1917] "Thousands marching, thousands watching our National Army, Chicago, Aug. 4, 1917"

 

[August 5, 1917] British infantry crossing bridge over the Yser canal at Boezinge, West Flanders, Belgium, August 5, 1917.

 

[August 5, 1917] General Pelletier de Worllemont and Prince Arthur of Connaught at the First Army commemoration service marking the fourth year of World War ! at Ranchicourt, Pas-de-Calais, August 5, 1917.

 

[August 6, 1917] The Wyoming Tribune: High German Officials Resign, Republic of China Ready for Big War, 3 Evaders of Draft Killed

 

[August 5, 1917] 100 years ago: Entire National Guard drafted for World War I

 

[August 6, 1917] Child Labor on Connecticut Tobacco Farms, August 6, 1917.

 

[August 6, 1917] Battle of Mărășești commences.


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[August 6, 1917] My grandfather's war diary- in the vicinity of Ypres, Belgium

 

[August 7th, 1917] Naval and Overseas Operations: Vice-Admiral Sir R. Wemyss succeeds Admiral Sir C. Burney as Second Sea Lord; Mr. A. G. Anderson, Controller.

 

[August 7th, 1917] Squadron Commander E H Dunning's Sopwith Pup veering off the flight deck of HMS FURIOUS during his second and fatal attempt to land on the carrier while underway, Scapa Flow, 7 August 1917.

 

[August 8th, 1917] Spain helps to provide arrangements for the safe passage of hospital ships (Daily Telegraph).

 

[August 9, 1917] Return from Outpost 4 - siomewhere near Ypres, excerpt from my grandfather's war diary.

 

[August 9, 1917] "Interior of tobacco shed, Hawthorn Farm. Girls in foreground are 8, 9, and 10 years old. The 10 yr. old makes 50 cents a -day. 12 workers on this farm are 8 to 14 years old, and about 15 are over 15 years. Location: Hazardville, Connecticut"

 

[August 9th, 1917] British troops drawing bombs from a store in a reserve trench near Pilckem, 9 August 1917.

 

[August 10, 1917] Food and Fuel Control Act

 

[August 10th, 1917] A general strike begins in Spain; it is smashed after 3 days with 70 left dead, hundreds of wounded and 2,000 arrests.

 

[August 10th, 1917] Washington, D.C.: Food Administration is created; Wilson appoints Herbert Hoover as its chief.

 

[August 10th, 1917] Ypres: After allowing time for the ground to dry while continuing the artillery bombardment, the British launch an attack against the German positions on the Gheluvelt Plateau, but German counterattacks drive them back. They achieve only a small gain at Westhoeck.

 

[August 10th, 1917] France: The cinema brings some light relief to lonely boys at the Front.

 

[August 11, 1917] From my grandfather's war diary- in the Ypres Salient, Belgium.

 

[August 11th, 1917] A Canadian military funeral at a cemetery at Poperinghe, Belgium, 11 August 1917. The coffin is draped with the union flag.

 

[August 11th, 1917] Female Russian soldiers, 11 August 1917. Although originally recruited to fight alongside male troops in the Tsar's army, many brigades of women soldiers fought for the Bolshevik Revolution.

 

[August 12th, 1917] Chatham, England: As 10 Gothas appear to bomb the naval base at Chatham, 132 Sopwith Pups take to the air to drive them off. Heading for the Channel, the Gothas drop their bombs on Southend, killing 32 and wounding 46.

 

[August 12th, 1917] A strong man amongst the Chinese labourers at Boulogne, 12th August 1917. Said to be able to lift a sack of oats and throw it over his shoulder with one hand.

 

[August 12, 1917] "Strafed", "ran into gas". From my grandfather's war diary, Ypres Salient, Belgium.

 

[August 13th, 1917] Petrograd: Kerensky sends a message to King George V pledging continued Russian role in the war.

 

[August 13, 1917] from my grandfather's war diary- somewhere in the Ypres Salient, Belgium 

 

[August 13th, 1917] Frederick Grant with a nurse, injured during an air raid on Southend, 13th August 1917.

 

[August 14th, 1917] Rome: After a failed peace bid last year, Pope Benedict XV sends another peace plan to the major powers.

 

[August 14th, 1917] Manfred von Richthofen, his head still bandaged after his accident of 6 July 1917, is visited in hospital by other pilots of Jagdgeschwader 1. They are seated on a flight of steps with an aircraft propeller from a recently shot down British aircraft on the left.

 

[August 14th, 1917] Peking: New Chinese President Feng Kua-Chang declares war on the Central Powers.

 

[August 14, 1917] "Egg & chips, and the Cinema", from my grandfather's war diary- somewhere in the Ypres Salient, Belgium

 

[August 14, 1917] My great grandmother's diary 

 

[August 15th, 1917] US Troops Parade In London.

 

[August 15, 1917] At the Rear, Ypres Salient, Belgium. From my grandfather's war diary

 

[August 16th, 1917] Ypres: Delayed for two days by heavy rains, a major attack by the French and British planned for 14 August begins with an advance into the Gheluvelt Plateau. Although one of Gough's divisions manages to capture Langemarck, the attack as a whole fails.

 

[August 16, 1917] At the Rear, Ypres Salient, Belgium. From my grandfather's war diary

 

[August 16th, 1917] The Fight For Langemarck.

 

[August 16th- 18th, 1917] Second Battle of Langemarck (Initial phase of the Third Battle of Ypres).


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[August 16, 1917] British soldiers being instructed on the use of the bayonet at Tadworth Camp, England. August 16, 1917

 

[August 16th, 1917] Battle of Langemarck. British soldiers in the ruins of a church (said to be watching a bombardment of the enemy lines). Near Zuydcoote, 16th August 1917.

 

[August 17th, 1917] Battle of Langemarck. Royal Engineers establishing telephone communication at an old German concrete machine-gun emplacement ("pill-box") near Zuydcoote, 17 August 1917.

 

[August 17,1917] At the Rear, Ypres Salient, Belgium. From my grandfather's war diary, with notes from his Battalion history.

 

[August 17th, 1917] one of English literature's most important and famous meetings takes place when Wilfred Owen introduces himself to Siegfried Sassoon at Craiglockhart War Hospital in Edinburgh. Owen's war poems "Anthem for Doomed Youth" and "Dulce et Decorum est" are written at this time. 

 

[August 18, 1917] Returned to the Lines, Ypres Salient, Belgium. From my grandfather's war diary

 

[Aug 18 1917] Great Thessaloniki Fire destroys 2/3 of Thessaloniki, Greece's 2nd largest city, leaving more than 70,000 homeless

 

[August 18th, 1917] Washington: Food Administrator Herbert Hoover suggests each family should save 1lb of flour a week to help the war effort.

 

[August 18th, 1917] "A Pleasing Picture" (Western Mail cartoon)

 

[August 18th, 1917] A French soldier and a sergeant of the Royal Garrison Artillery toasting each other in French ration wine at Boezinge, 18th August 1917.

 

[August 19th, 1917] Lenin writes an article against pro-war socialists ('defencists') and claims the Bolsheviks' task is now "to take power and to proclaim ourselves the government in the name of peace, land for the peasants, and the convocation of the Constituent Assembly"

 

[August 19th, 1917] A French soldier shaving a British soldier in an old trench at Boezinge, 19th August 1917. Other French soldiers, wearing German helmets, are watching.

 

[August 20th, 1917] W. Front: French break German lines at Verdun on an 11-mile front, taking 4,000 prisoners.

 

[August 20, 1917] In the Support Lines, Ypres Salient, Belgium. From my grandfather's war diary

 

[August 20th- 26th, 1917] Second Offensive Battle of Verdun.

 

[August 20, 1917] Changing times. The centennial of the 94th Aero Squadron. August 20, 1917-2017

 

[August 20th, 1917] Flanders: British troops stuck in Flanders mud.

 

[August 20th, 1917] Budapest: Owing to food shortages throughout Hungary, all prisoners serving less than two years in prison are released.

 

[August 21st, 1917] Britain: 8 Navy Zeppelins fly against the Midlands; unsuccessful, only 10% of 24,000lb bombs dropped recorded (1 wounded, night August 21-22).

 

[August 21st, 1917] Western Front: British capture enemy positions west and north-west of Lens on front of 200 yards. Verdun front, French take Cote de l'Oie, Regneville (on left bank), Samogneux and fortified trenches connecting village with Hill 344. Zeppelin raid on Yorkshire, 1 injured.

 

[August 21st, 1917] UK: most provisions of Corn Production Act 1917 come into force. This guarantees minimum prices for wheat and oats and specifies a minimum wage for agricultural workers.

 

[August 21st, 1917] Italy: Insurrection for "peace and bread" in Turin. The uprising quickly turns into open rebellion against the war.

 

[August 21st, 1917] Russia: German troops capture Riga, a major Russian port on the Baltic Sea.

 

[August 21st, 1917] German airship L23 is shot down by British aircraft over North Sea.

 

[August 21, 1917] Ruins of the Hospital of the Nazarene, at Gorizia, bombarded on August 21, 1917

 

[August 22nd, 1917] The current Allied attacks are a peace movement says the paper (Daily Telegraph).

 

[August 22nd, 1917] Ypres: As a result of the stagnated Flanders offensive, General Haig and Adm. Reginald Bacon decide to postpone the amphibious operation to land troops on the Belgian coast.

 

[August 22nd, 1917] Britain – LAST DAYLIGHT ATTACK ON ENGLAND: 10 (15 sent) Gotha bombers (total 3 lost) attack Margate, Ramsgate and Dover. 138 defence sorties, 2 bombers shot down by RNAS fighters, 1 by anti-aircraft fire (total casualties 39 including 16 servicemen).

 

[August 22nd, 1917] Western Front: heavy fighting on Ypres front; British line advanced 500 yards on 1-mile front. Also advance 0.25 mile on 2.5 mile front (objective Lens). Aeroplane raid on Dover, Ramsgate and Margate; 12 killed, 25 injured. Zeppelin destroyed by naval forces off Jutland.

 

[August 22, 1917] The Siege of 'Fray Bentos' -- the crew of a stranded British Mark IV tank begin their 72-hour ordeal in No-Man's Land

 

[August 23, 1917] Somewhere in the Ypres Salient, Belgium. From my grandfather's war diary, 2nd B'ttn, Wellington Infantry Regiment (NZEF)


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A British soldier stands besides the grave of a comrade near Pilckem during the Third Battle of Ypres, 22nd August 1917.

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[August 23rd, 1917] A 6-inch howitzer of the Royal Garrison Artillery ready for firing in the ruins of Pilckem, 23rd August 1917.

 

[August 23, 1917] The Topeka State Journal: Orlando Allen Somers (1843-1921) who served in the Civil War and later became commander-in- chief of the Grand Army of the Republic in 1917.

 

[August 23rd, 1917] Following the detention of an African American soldier, 150 soldiers of the 24th Infantry Regiment march on Houston in what would be called the Houston Riot; four soldiers and 15 civilians die.

 

[August 24th, 1917] Houston: 17 die when black soldiers riot after a white policeman strikes a black woman.

 

[August 25th, 1917] The steamship "Cymrian" is torpedoed by a German U-boat off Porthcawl, resulting in the deaths of 10 crew.

 

[August 25th, 1917] France: Battle of Hill 70 ends.

 

[August 25th, 1917] Italian Front: Italians take Monte Santo, Austrian stronghold on Isonzo front.

 

[August 25th, 1917] Ypres: Second phase of Third Ypres ends. Haig decides to transfer battle from Gough to Plumer who submits plans on August 29. BEF losses 68,010 soldiers since July 31.

 

[August 24, 1917] Somewhere in the Ypres Salient, Belgium. From my grandfather's war diary, 2nd B'ttn, Wellington Infantry Regiment (NZEF)

 

[August 25th, 1917] British passenger ship SS "Malda" was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean by German submarine SM "U-70", killing 64 people.

 

[August 26th, 1917] Battle of Verdun – France achieved a costly advance into German territory around Verdun at a cost of 14,000 casualties including 4,470 killed, while capturing some 11,000 German prisoners.

 

[August 26th, 1917] Verdun: Despite the army's problems resulting from the mutinies, Gen. Philippe Pétain launches a successful offensive along an eleven-mile front, capturing le Mort Homme, so hard won by the Germans in February 1916.

 

[August 26th, 1917] A casualty of the 11th Battle of Isonzo. Vojscica, Isonzo front, east of Monfalcone; photographer: Kriegsvermessung 5. NSFW

 

[August 26, 1917] Shoot The Balloon. Somewhere in the Ypres Salient, Belgium. From my grandfather's war diary, 2nd B'ttn, Wellington Infantry Regiment (NZEF)

 

[August 27, 1917] Somewhere in the Ypres Salient, Belgium. From my grandfather's war diary, 2nd B'ttn, Wellington Infantry Regiment (NZEF)

 

[August 27th, 1917] Ypres: Gough's troops vainly try to slog forward in the muddy soup of the battlefield, gaining no ground.

 

[August 27th, 1917] Interior of a dugout occupied by officers of the 105th Howitzer battery of the 4th Brigade. Three officers are looking at papers in the light of two candles on an upturned box.

 

[August 27th, 1917] Washington: Responding to Pope Benedict XV's peace appeal, Wilson declares that there can be no return to the prewar status not a peace settlement as long as the current German government remains in power.

 

[August 27, 1917] "Regained Ground: Ground recovered near the River Meuse, near Beaumont, on August 27, 1917" and showing a chaplain and stretcher bearer exploring 'No man's land' for wounded and dead soldiers." (first published on December 16, 1917)

 

[August 28, 1917] Somewhere in the Ypres Salient, Belgium. From my grandfather's war diary, Wellington Infantry Regiment (NZEF)

 

[August 29th, 1917] WWI: The Military Service Act is passed in the Canadian House of Commons, giving the Government of Canada the right to conscript men into the army.

 

[August 29, 1917] Somewhere in the Ypres Salient, Belgium. From my grandfather's war diary, Wellington Infantry Regiment (NZEF)

 

[August 30th, 1917] Somewhere in the Ypres Salient, Belgium. From my grandfather's war diary, Wellington Infantry Regiment (NZEF)

 

[August 30th, 1917] The first test flight of the Beardmore W.B.II aircraft was conducted.

 

[30 August 1917] "Tanks in Flanders" - as reported in New Zealand newspapers on this date.

 

[August 31st, 1917] The United States gave "de jure" recognition to the Mexican government under Venustiano Carranza after he assured Mexico would remain neutral during World War One.


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[September 1st- 3rd, 1917] Battle of Jugla.

 

[September 1st, 1917] Eastern Front: German attack on E. of Riga; their troops enter the city. Dvina river evacuated by Russians, and crossed by Germans at Uxkull.

 

[September 1, 1917] Somewhere in the Ypres Salient, Belgium. From my grandfather's war diary, Wellington Infantry Regiment (NZEF)

 

[September 1st, 1917] Kornilov demands that Kerensky allow him to reassign his army to Petrograd. Kerensky refuses. The German army breaks through Russian lines, a fact used in the propaganda drive around Kornilov’s preparation for a coup.

 

[Sept. 2, 1917] Moving Out. Somewhere in the Ypres Salient, Belgium. From my grandfather's war diary, Wellington Infantry Regiment (NZEF)

 

[September 2nd, 1917] Riga: The Twelfth Army has abandoned the Riga bridgehead, but General von Hutier's troops encounter strong opposition from the Russian troops and difficult terrain as they try to push ahead in the Tirul Marshes toward the Gross Jegel River.

 

[September 2nd, 1917] Berlin: Adm. Alfred von Tirpitz and other conservatives found the German Fatherland Party to oppose the proponents of peace and the Reichstag's Peace Resolution by supporting the policies of the High Command- i.e., Hindenburg and Ludendorff.

 

[September 3rd, 1917] UK: 108 die in German air raids on the Isles of Sheppey and Thanet.

 

[September 3rd, 1917] Chatham, England: Undertaking their first night raid, four Gothas led by Captain Kleine bomb the naval station at Chatham, killing 131 sailors and wounding 90.

 

[September 3rd, 1917] Riga: The German cross the Gross Jegel and pressure the Russians, retreating along the railways that links Riga with Pskov. German troops occupy Riga, capital of Latvia.

 

[4 September 1917] New Assignment. Ypres Salient, Belgium. From my grandfather's war diary, Wellington Infantry Regiment (NZEF)

 

[September 3rd, 1917] Kaiser Wilhelm II being greeted by Prince Leopold of Bavaria upon his arrival at Riga, 3 September 1917.

 

[September 4th, 1917] Britain: 5 of 11 Gotha bombers sent (1 lost due to anti-aircraft fire) bomb London (night September 4-5, 90 civilian casualties, Cleopatra’s Needle scarred). British think 26 raiders bombed, only 2 fighters see them.

 

[September 5th- 12th, 1917] The Third Zimmerwald Conference of the anti-war socialist Zimmerwald Movement, is held in Stockholm.

 

[September 5, 1917] In the Ypres Salient, Belgium. From my grandfather's war diary, Wellington Infantry Regiment (NZEF).

 

[September 5th, 1917] Riga: The Russian Twelfth Army succeeds in escaping annihilation, retreating to Wenden. Riga falls to General von Hutier's Eighth Army, which has suffered only forty-two hundred casualties in the offensive. Russian losses are twenty-five thousand.

 

[September 6, 1917] The Wyoming Tribune: Enemy Navy Off for Petrograd, China is to send 15,000 men for war-will go to East front by way of Siberia in few days-U.S. Aviators to guide them, U.S. to take hand in big IWW Plots

 

[September 6th, 1917] Turkey: Munitions explosion at Haidar Pasha Station (Constantinople­-Asian rail terminus) dislocates planned "Yilderim" offensive.

 

[September 6th, 1917] In the Ypres Salient, Belgium. From my grandfather’s war diary, Wellington Infantry Regiment (NZEF)

 

[September 7th, 1917]In the Ypres Salient, Belgium. From my grandfather’s war diary, Wellington Infantry Regiment (NZEF)

 

[September 8th, 1917] Men of the 4th Battalion, East Lancashire Regiment in the trenches at Nieuport Bains, 8th September 1917. The sergeant in the foreground is watching the German line using a periscope fixed on his bayonet.


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Men of the East Yorkshire Regiment crossing newly won ground at Frezenburg during the Third Battle of Ypres, 5 September 1917.

 

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Men of the 4th Battalion, East Lancashire Regiment in the trenches at Nieuport Bains, 8th September 1917. The sergeant in the foreground is watching the German line using a periscope fixed on his bayonet.

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[September 9th, 1917] London: Government rejects peace plans of Pope Benedict XV.

 

[September 9, 1917] New Zealand troops mutiny over maltreatment at Étaples, France mutiny

 

[September 9th, 1917] In the Ypres Salient, Belgium. From my grandfather’s war diary, Wellington Infantry Regiment (NZEF)

 

[September 10th, 1917] German East Africa: Gen. Louis van Deventer moves his headquarters to Kilwa, planning to launch a decisive campaign against Lettow-Vorbeck with forces from here and Lindi.

 

[September 10, 1917] In the Ypres Salient, Belgium. From my grandfather’s war diary, Wellington Infantry Regiment (NZEF)

 

[September 10th, 1917] "Sturmtruppen-Angriff an der Isonzofront" (Assault troops on the attack on the Isonzo front)

 

[September 10th, 1917] China: Sun Yat-Sen sets up the republic of China military government in Guangzhou, in opposition to the Beijing government.

 

[September 11th, 1917] Italy: Meeting in Udine with Lord Derby, Britain's minister of war, Gen. Count Luigi Cadorna promises to continue offensive operations against Austria-Hungary and elicits a commitment from Lord Derby that Great Britain will send him needed heavy artillery.

 

[September 11th, 1917] Ypres: Legendary French ace Guynemer (54 victories) missing over Poelcapelle aged 22, first revealed in London (September 27) on a day Germans claim 6 Allied single-seaters.

 

[September 11th, 1917] UK: 200,000 women now estimated to be working on the land.

 

[September 12th, 1217] Men of the Machine Gun Corps with a large barrel of beer with which they are to celebrate their commanding officer's birthday, Winnezeele, 12 September 1917.

 

[September 12th, 1917] Alexandre Ribot resigns as Prime Minister of France; he is replaced by Paul Painlevé.

 

[September 13, 1917] Ward in which wounded are placed while waiting their turn in operating room. French barrack hospital.. September 13, 1917.

 

[September 14th, 1917] First flight: Fairey III.

 

[September 14th, 1917] Repatriated prisoners of the Canadian Expeditionary Force from Switzerland at a convalescent camp in Wokingham, 14th September 1917.

 

[September 15th, 1917] Washington: The US sugar industry is put under the control of Food Administrator Hoover.

 

[September 15th, 1917] Petrograd: Kerensky proclaims Russia a republic.

 

[September 15th, 1917] Poland: Central Powers hand over legislative and administrative power to a new provisional government. 

 

[September 15th, 1917] Peking: China offers 300,000 soldiers to aid the Allies on the W. Front.

 

[9.15.1917] German ace Kurt Wolff was shot down and killed in his Fokker airplane during a dogfight with Royal Flying Corps Sopwith Camels north of Wervicq, Belgium. His 33 kills tied him with compatriots Otto Koennecke and Heinrich Bongartz as the 20th-highest-scoring German ace of World War One.

 

[September 16th, 1917] France – "The La Courtine ‘Massacre’": Loyal Russian troops (3rd Brigade) with 75mm mle 1897 battery storm La Courtine internment camp to suppress mutinous Bolshevik 1st Brigade (Globa), 200 miles south of Paris. 

 

[September 17th, 1917] Berlin: Government asks boys of 15 to volunteer for the army.

 

[September 17th 1917] The first Medal of Honor of World War I was awarded to shipfitter Patrick McGunigal of U.S. Navy armored cruiser "Huntington" after he rescued crew member H. W. Hoyt from a kite balloon that blew away in bad weather while the ship was on an escort mission in the Atlantic Ocean.

 

[September 17th, 1917] German submarine sank SM "UC-45" in the North Sea with the loss of all 35 crew. She was later salvaged, repaired and returned to service.

 

[September 17th, 1917] Russia: The Germans drive the Russians out of the Baltic port of Riga.

 

[September 17th, 1917] Adolf Hitler is awarded the Bavarian Cross of Military Merit, Third Class with Swords.

 

[September 18th 1917] British cargo ship "Port Kembla" struck a mine and sank in the Atlantic Ocean off Cape Farewell, Greenland with all crew were rescued. A sizable shipment of goods, including 1,200 tonnes of lead, went down with the ship. Plans to recover the metal occurring as recently as 2012.

 

[September 18, 1917] A Daily Diary of the Great War — September 18, 1917

 

[September 18th, 1917] In the Ypres Salient, Belgium. From my grandfather’s war diary, Wellington Infantry Regiment (NZEF)


Nobody's gonna take my drone, I'm gonna fly miles far too high!
Nobody gonna beat my drone, it's gonna shoot into the sky!





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