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Zimmermann Telegram published in United States
 
[March 1st, 1917] Washington, D.C.: "Germany urges Mexico to invade U.S."
 
[Mar 2nd 1917] Persia: In conjunction with the British expedition in Mesopotamia, the Russians have launched an offensive from the Caucasus moving down through Kermanshah to pressure the Turks and to advance on Baghdad from the northeast. Their advance reaches Hamadan and Kangavar in western Persia.
 
[March 3, 1917] German foreign secretary Zimmerman admits his telegram is authentic and justified as a defensive measure
 
[March 3, 1917] Vaudeville actor arrested for saying President Wilson should be shot; he is first charged under new law penalizing threats against the President


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I thought I would present this variation of Yuli's idea:

 

 

Five French armies under General Joffre are drawn up and positioned at Le Cateau.[i]  1914

Austria-Hungary declares war on Serbia.[ii]  July 28, 1914  

Germany invades Luxembourg.[iii]  August 2, 1914  

Germany declares war on France.[iv]  August 3, 1914  

The Germans invade Belgium. Britain and Belgium declare war on Germany.[v]  August 4, 1914  

Austria declares war on Russia. Serbia declares war on Germany.[vi]  August 6, 1914  

Britain and France declare war on Austria.[vii]  August 12, 1914  

The Southern French army group is forced back across the border after the deployment of seven German armies under Moltke.[viii]  August 1914

German troops take Brussels.[ix]  August 20, 1914  

The British are forced to retreat after bitter fighting with the Germans around Mons in Belgium.[x]  August 23, 1914  

The British sink three German cruisers and two destroyers off Heligoland Bight, opening the war at sea.[xi]  August 28, 1914  

Britain, France, and Russia agree not to make separate peace.  September 4, 1914  

A French counteroffensive halts the German advance. The German forces retreat to Aisne.[xii]  September 6 – 9, 1914 A.D.

Eric von Falkenhayn becomes chief of the General Staff. The Russians are forced to retreat from East Prussia after the Battle of the Masurian Lakes.[xiii]  September 14, 1914  

The Germans take Antwerp.[xiv]  October 9, 1914  

The Germans take Ostend.[xv]  October 15, 1914  

The first Canadian contingent of over 33,000 troops lands at Plymouth England.[xvi] October 16, 2014

Turkey enters war on the side of the Central Powers as the sultan declares a jihad on the Allies.[xvii] November 1914

Bulgaria enters war on the side of the Central Powers[xviii] - November, 1914

Paul von Hidenburg becomes German commander in chief.[xix] November 1, 1914  

Britain and France declare war on the Ottomans, following Russia.[xx]  November 5, 1914  

Australians sink the German cruiser Emden off of Sumatra.[xxi]  November 10, 1914  

The Germans capture Lodz, Poland.[xxii] December 6, 1914  

Germany’s principal overseas naval force is destroyed off of the Falklands.[xxiii]  December 1914  

The first Canadian contingent lands in France and proceeds to Flanders.[xxiv]  February, 1915

The British launch a new offensive from the Meuse to the Moselle.[xxv]  April 5, 1915 A.D.

The second battle of Ypres occurs.[xxvi]  April 22, 1915

The battle of Saint Julien occurs.[xxvii]  April 24, 2015

Italy signs a secret treaty with Britain, France, and Russia agreeing to enter the war on their side in return for territorial gains.[xxviii]  April 25, 1915 A.D.

Allied forces establish themselves along the Gallipoli peninsula in Turkey.[xxix]  April 26, 1915

Masterminded by the planning of Hans von Seeckt, German forces breakthrough the Russians at Gorlice, which drives the Russians out of Poland[xxx].  May 1915

Italy declares war on Austria.[xxxi]  May 23, 1915  

The battle of Festubert is waged.[xxxii]  May 20 - 26

The battle of Givenchy occurs.[xxxiii]  June 15, 1915

The Austro-Germans take Warsaw.[xxxiv]  August 5, 1915  

The Russian fortress of Brest-Litovsk falls to the Germans.[xxxv]  August 30, 1915  

A French offensive in Champagne fails to break through German lines. [xxxvi]  September 15 – October 13, 1915 A.D.

The Germans take Vilna.[xxxvii]  September 19, 1915  

Belgrade falls to the Austro-Germans.[xxxviii]  October 9, 1915  

The Germans launch a major assault on the Verdun forts.[xxxix]  February 21, 1916  

The Battle of Saint Eloi is fought.[xl] April 3 -20, 1916

The Battle of Sanctuary Wood is fought.[xli]  June 1 to June 3, 1916

The Germans begin a new Verdun offensive.[xlii]  June 24, 1916  

Karl Liebknecht is tried for treason.  In Berlin, 50,000 workers strike to express their solidarity with Liebknecht.[xliii]  June 28, 1916

The Battle of the Somme commences.[xliv]  July 1, 1916

Manfred von Richtofen joins a fighter squadron at the Somme.[xlv]  August 1916

 British and French forces attack German positions north of the Somme river. The French forces are directed by General Ferdinand Foch. A long stalemate results, with British casualties of around 420,000, French losses at about 200,000, and German losses that may have been about 465,000.[xlvi]   July 1, - November 16, 1916

Emperor Franz Joseph of the Austro-Hungarian empire dies.[xlvii]  November 21, 1916 

Viny Ridge is captured.[xlviii] April 9, 1917 (This was actually placed out of order by mistake. The battle did take place in April 1917.) 

Italy declares war on Germany.[xlix]  August 27, 1916

Eric von Falkenhayn is replaced as chief of the General Staff.[l]  August 28, 1916  

Richtofen records his first “kill”.[li]  September 17, 1916  

French troops break German lines along a four-mile front as the second battle of Verdun opens.[lii]  October 24, 1916  

Germany and Austria proclaim the independence of Poland.[liii]  November 5, 1916  

British and French forces attack German positions north of the Somme river. The French forces are directed by General Ferdinand Foch. A long stalemate results, with British casualties of around 420,000, French losses at about 200,000, and German losses that may have been about 465,000.[liv]   July 1 - November 16, 1916  

Central Powers take Bucharest.[lv] – December 1916

Germany announces a resumption of unrestricted submarine warfare.[lvi]  February 1, 1917  

“February Revolution” under Aleksandr Kerensky; Czar Nicholas II abdicates.[lvii] – March 1917

Viny Ridge is captured. April 9, 1917


[i] Atlas

[ii] Roberts

[iii] K&K

[iv] K&K

[v] K&K

[vi] K&K

[vii] K&K

[viii] Atlas

[ix] K&K

[x] K&K

[xi] K&K

[xii] Atlas

[xiii] C&P. K&K.

[xiv] K&K

[xv] K&K

[xvi] Webster’s Unabridged Dictionary

[xvii] NG. K&K.

[xix] K&K

[xx] K&K

[xxi] K&K

[xxii] K&K

[xxiv] Webster’s Unabridged Dictionary

[xxv] K&K

[xxvi] Webster’s Unabridged Dictionary

[xxvii] Webster’s Unabridged Dictionary

[xxix] K&K

[xxx] C&P

[xxxi] K&K

[xxxii] Webster’s Unabridged Dictionary

[xxxiii] Webster’s Unabridged Dictionary

[xxxv] K&K

[xxxix] K&K. See also C&P.

[xl] Webster’s Unabridged Dictionary

[xli] Webster’s Unabridged Dictionary

[xlii] K&K

[xliii] Moore

[xliv] Webster’s Unabridged Dictionary

[xlv] C&P

[xlvi] C&P

[xlviii] Webster’s Unabridged Dictionary

[xlix] K&K

[l] C&P

[li] C&P

[lii] K&K

[liii] K&K

[liv] C&P. See also Kennedy.

[lv] NG. See also Lewis.

[lvi] K&K. C&P indicates that Germany made the announcement in January 1917.

[lvii] NG. K&K. See also Moore.

 

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The February Revolution and Kerensky's Missed Opportunity

 

https://www.nytimes....ol-right-region

 

Conclusion

 

Kerensky could have repudiated the deals made by the czarist empire and announced his willingness to accept the Reichstag formula of peace without annexations or indemnities. Perhaps the German High Command would have ignored the offer and continued fighting (as it did when the Bolsheviks offered the same terms after the October Revolution at the end of 1917). But the circumstances were far more favorable in July than they were at the end of 1917. As the Kerensky offensive demonstrated, the Russian Army, while demoralized, was still an effective fighting force, and the front line was far closer to the territory of the Central Powers. Moreover, Kerensky commanded credibility with the Western Allies that he could have used to good effect.

 

Kerensky’s determination to continue the war was a disaster. Within a few months, the armed forces were in open revolt. Lenin, who was transported across Germany in a sealed train with the High Command’s acquiescence in the hope that he would help to knock Russia out of the war, seized the opportunity. The provisional government was overthrown by the Bolsheviks in the October Revolution. This Bolshevik Revolution consigned the February Revolution to historical oblivion.

 

After accepting a humiliating treaty imposed by the Germans, Russia was soon embroiled in a civil war more bloody and brutal than even World War I. By its end, the Bolshevik government, launched as a workers’ democracy, was effectively a dictatorship, enabling the ascendancy of a previously obscure Bolshevik, Joseph Stalin, who would become one of the great tyrants of history. On the other side, the German High Command’s rejection of peace similarly led to defeat, national humiliation and the emergence of the 20th century’s other great tyrant, Adolf Hitler.

 

We cannot tell whether a positive response from Kerensky to the Reichstag peace initiative would have achieved anything. But it is hard to imagine an outcome worse than the one that actually took place. The years of pointless bloodshed that brought Russia two revolutions turned out to be merely a foretaste of the decades of totalitarianism and total war to come. Kerensky’s failure was one of the great missed opportunities of history.

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Troops summoned by Aleksandr Kerensky from the front to suppress an uprising in 1917.

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[March 7th, 1917] Russia: The Tsar leaves for the General Headquarters in Mogilev. Meanwhile, the bosses of the Putilov Plant lock-out striking workers.

 

[March 7th, 1917] Over 100,000 workers protest in the streets of Petrograd/St. Petersburg

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For more on the Russian Revolution, check out this thread.


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[Mar 8 1917] Count Ferdinand von Zeppelin, maker of the flying airships raining death in WW1, founder of Zeppelin airship company dies on this day
 
[March 8, 1917] American socialist leader Eugene Debs calls for a national strike if the United States enters the war
 
[March 9, 1917] Family accused of plotting to poison Lloyd George says their poison was only to kill dogs

 

That's the most British response I've heard in regards to being accused of poisoning someone.

[March 9, 1917] French citizens talk of new Joan of Arc, a peasant girl hearing voices urging her to lead troops
 
[March 9th, 1917] President Wilson orders American merchant vessels armed, without congressional approval.
 
[March 10th, 1917] Mesopotamia: British bridge river Diyala and turn Turk west flank 3 miles from Baghdad. Khalil Pasha grudgingly lets subordinates evacuate city and leaves by train. 9,500 Turks with 48 guns retreat before 45,343 British with 174 guns, German radio station blown up. 
 
[March 10, 1917] Hindu nationalists arrested for plotting to overthrow British rule in India with German help
 
[March 10, 1917] Three are found guilty of plotting to poison British PM Lloyd George
 
[March 10, 1917] Great Arab tribes join the British, as enemies for centuries make peace and combine to throw off the Turkish yoke
 
[March 11th, 1917] Balkan Campaigns: On the Salonika front an Allied offensive is launched in Macedonia; it will end on March 23.
 
[March 11, 1917] America's final ambassador to Germany reaches Havana on a Spanish steamer, only to reveal the Teutonic nation is starving
 
[March 11, 1917] More than 4 million people have been killed in the war so far, American experts say, and another 5 million are wounded or missing
 
[March 11th, 1917] Mesopotamia: British troops occupy Baghdad, ending three hundred years of Turkish control of the city. They also occupy Kadhimain on the Tigris River to the north of Baghdad. 
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The root of so many problems...


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The fact that I was born in the same century as the two deadliest wars in human history makes me feel unbelievably fortunate.

What's crazy is that you technically didn't escape it. One of the deadliest wars in human history took place in the 1990s and 2000s, and almost no one in the West realizes it. 

Not to mention that the "two deadliest wars in human history" is a misnomer. There's actually quite a bit of a gap between WWI and WWII in terms of death toll.

 

WWII is #1, but there's several wars you have to go through before you reach WWI. In fact, some of them took place in the 20th century!


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[March 14, 1917] China breaks off relations with Germany and prepares to enter the war

 

[March 14th, 1917] Paris: Aristide Briand's cabinet resigns.

 

[March 14, 1917] Thirty thousand British 'pubs' may close their doors as brewers and the British government near agreement on rationing

 

[March 14, 1917] American soldier on Mexican border is arrested and charged with desertion after being caught with German documents in his possession


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[March 15th, 1917] Petrograd: Fresh troops sent into the city by the czar join the demonstrators. The entire Petrograd military garrison of 170,000 men has now gone over to the rebels. The conflict in the streets has so far caused thirteen hundred dead and wounded.
 
[March 15, 1917] REVOLUTION IN RUSSIA; CZAR ABDICATES
 
[March 15th, 1917] (N.S.) (March 2, O.S.) – Emperor Nicholas II of Russia abdicates his throne and his son's claims. This is considered to be the end of the Russian Empire after 196 years.
 
[March 15, 1917] Text of Czar Nicholas' abdication 

 
[March 15, 1917] U.S. railroad unions prepare strike to encourage 8-hour workday before America enters war
 
[March 16th, 1917] On the Western Front German troops strategically retreat to the Hindenburg Line (set up as a fortified line of
defence by Field Marshal Paul von Hindenburg, the German supreme commander).
 
[March 16th, 1917] Britain: Abortive Navy airship operation against London; adverse weather.
First sortie by 4 R-class ‘height climber’ Zeppelins at 17,000­ – 19,000ft.
 
[March 17th, 1917] United States: Newspapers report that since 16 March three American ships- "City of Memphis", "Illinois", and "Vigilancia"- have been sunk by U-boats.
 
[March 17th, 1917] Channel: 16 German destroyers raid Ramsgate and Broadstairs (night March 17-18) also sink destroyer "HMS Paragon" (10 survivors) and torpedo destroyer "Llewellyn".
 
[March 17th-18th, 1917] BEF captures Bapaume and Péronne.
 
[March 17th, 1917] Aristide Briand resigns as Prime Minister of France; he is replaced by Alexandre Ribot.
 
[March 17th, 1917] Booth Line armed merchant liner SS "Antony" inward bound from South America torpedoed and sunk by "UC-48" 19 nmi (35 km) west of Coningbeg lightship; 55 killed.


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[March 18th, 1917] Turkish Fronts: In Mesopotamia, Maude fears that the Turks will destroy the dam at Falluja, which controls the flow of water into the Sakhlawiya Canal, and flood Baghdad. He sends the 7th Brigade of the 3rd Indian Divisions to Falluja, 35 miles to the west of Baghdad.

 

[March 18th, 1917] Sea War: Three US ships are sunk without warning by German submarines.

 

[March 19, 1917] Women authorized to join U.S. Navy

 

[March 20th, 1917] Washington, D.C.: President Wilson's Cabinet unanimously advises him to ask Congress for a declaration of war against Germany.

 

[March 21st, 1917] Petrograd: Ex-Czar and and Czarina are arrested.

 

[March 21st, 1917] Washington: President Wilson calls special session of Congress to discuss matters of national policy towards Germany. 

 

[March 21st, 1917] 19-year-old Joseph Goebbels gives the valedictorian speech at his school, claiming, "the entire world gazes [at Germany] with fear and admiration"


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The Zimmermann Telegram

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[April 2, 1917] President Woodrow Wilson asking Congress to declare war on Germany

 

[April 2, 1917] Woodrow Wilson addresses a Joint Session of Congress and ask for a Declaration of War Against Germany 


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[April 4, 1917] After 13 hours of debate and La Follette's one-day filibuster, the U.S. Senate votes 82-6 in favor of war with Germany

Russia's not yet out, but they're about to have a few too many troubles on their own. America, tag in.


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[April 6th, 1917] The USA declares war on Germany. Gen. John Pershing, recalled from the pursuit of "Pancho" Villa in Mexico, leads the American Expeditionary Force. 
 
[April 6, 1917] WAR ─ New York Times


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Four Canadian divisions successfully attack together as the Canadian Corps at Vimy in northern France.  April 9 -12, 1917

 

The plans of Robert-Georges Nivelle result in an uphill assault at the Chemin des Dames in France that costs 100,000 men and leaves the war more deadlocked than ever.1  April 16, 1917

 

The U.S. Congress passes the Espionage Act. The act makes it a crime for any person to provide information intended to interfere with the U.S. armed forces in the war effort or to aid any of the country's enemies. Anyone found guilty was to be subject to a fine of $10,000 and a prison sentence of 20 years.2 June 15, 2017

 

The first U.S. troops land in France.3  June 27, 1917


Sources:

 

1. The Reader’s Companion to Military History, edited by Robert Crowley & Geoffrey Parker 

2. http://www.on-this-d...n/otd/wwiotd.pl

3. The Chronicle of World History, Konecky & Konecky


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Looks like Phoenix found a site that is also appropriate for this thread:

 

 

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[June 14th, 1917] London: The Germans launch the first raid by aircraft: 100 die and 400 are injured in the east end.

 

[June 14, 1917] The Laramie Boomerang: President Wilson Declares America Entered World War To Fight For Human Rights, Many Killed Forcing Greek King To Quit, Differences With Japan Are Repaired

 

[June 14th 1917] The United States has offered to pay the salary of captured German officers, if Germany reciprocates

 

[June 15th, 1917] 02:30 Austro-Hungarian forces counterattack in Trentino, successfully countered by the Italians. The day ends in stalemate.

 

[June 15th, 1917] Washington: President Wilson signs into law the Espionage Act, defining the nature of war crimes and granting the president power to regulate exports through creation of the Exports Council.

 

[June 16th, 1917] "U-Boat Stills U.S. Guns. Tank Ship Sunk In A Thrilling 2 Hour Battle. Exchange 350 Shots- 4 on American Craft Lost"

 

[June 17 1917] Should We Use Our Old Battleships as Super-Tanks?

 

[June 18th, 1917] Russia: The Russian Seventh and Eleventh Armies begin Gen. Aleksey A. Brusilov's planned offensive aimed at Lemberg. 

 

[June 18th, 1917] Trentino: Italian artillery opens twenty hours of firing at 8:00 a.m. preparatory to an assault along the entire front from Porta Lepozze to the Assa Gorge, with major thrusts against Austrian positions at Monte Forno and Monte Ortigara.

 

[June 19th, 1917] 06:00 The Italian assault begins. They manage to take the summit of Monte Ortigara but elsewhere the attack fails.

 

[June 20th, 1917] The British war cabinet decides to increase the size of the Royal Flying Corps from 108 to 200 squadrons, with most of increase coming in bomber squadrons.

 

[June 20th, 1917] Trentino: Italian airplanes bomb Austrian positions, but even though Cadorna has 145 airplanes against the Austrians' 26, his offensive shows signs of faltering.
 
[June 20th, 1917] Russia: The offensive of the Seventh and Eleventh Armies ends as the troops refuse to continue fighting.
 
[June 21, 1917] "British troops watching shell-bursts near Wancourt, southeast of Arras, France, during World War I on June 21, 1917"
 
[June 22nd, 1917] "Pro-German Greek King forced to quit"
 
[June 23rd, 1917] Italy establishes an Italian protectorate over Albania in an effort to secure a "de jure" independent Albania under Italian control (until the summer of 1920).
 
[June 23rd, 1917] Russia: General Kornilov's Eighth Army attacks with some success, capturing seven thousand Austro-Hungarian prisoners.
 
[June 23, 1917] "Portuguese troops at Lewis machine gun firing drill at the Infantry Training School, Marthes, France, June 23, 1917 during World War I."
 
[June 24th, 1917] Western Front: Germans shoot down 3 BEF Second Army balloons, 2 more subsequently. Independent Jagdgeschwader 1 of Jasta 4, 6, 10 and 11 formed under Richthofen (returned from 6 week leave on June 14) with c.50 fighters.
 
[June 24th, 1917] Trans-Jordan: At Minifir, T.E. Lawrence leads a raid on the railway that links Amman with Der'a. His purpose is to convince the Turks that his ultimate target is Damascus, whereas, of course, he intends to attack Aqaba.
 
[June 25th, 1917] Trentino: Reinforced once again, the Austrians launch an early morning artillery barrage and infantry attack against the Italian positions on Monte Ortigara, recapturing the main summit.

 

[June 25th, 1917] First American troops land in France.

 

[June 26th, 1917] Trentino: At the Porta Lepozze sector, the Italians cease fire and withdraw to new positions at the Porta Maora.

 

[June 26, 1917] Aerial photo taken from an altitude of 600 meters of destruction in Ypres, Belgium. By Lieutenant Coomans.

 

[June 27th, 1917] German ace Leutnant Karl Allmenröder is shot down and killed. His 30 victories will tie him with five other pilots as the 28th-highest-scoring German ace of World War I.

 

[June 27th, 1917] Athens: Eleutherios Venizelos arrives in the capital, assumes the premiership, and declares his Provisional Government the official government of Greece. The new government declares war on the Central Powers.

 

[June 27th, 1917] Western Front: The first US troops land in France.

 

[June 28th, 1917] An aircraft takes off successfully from a flying-off platform mounted on a warship's gun turret for the first time when Royal Naval Air Service Flight Commander F. J. Rutland takes off from a platform aboard the British light cruiser HMS "Yarmouth" in a Sopwith Pup.

 

[June 28th, 1917] London: Prime Minister Lloyd George appoints Gen. Sir Edmund Allenby commander of the Egyptian Expeditionary Force. The prime minister's assignment to Allenby comes in a simple statement: "I'd like you to take Jerusalem as a Christmas present for the nation".

 

[June 29th, 1917] Edmund Allenby takes command of British forces in Palestine.

 

[June 29th, 1917] Russia: Kerensky orders offensive against Austro-Hungarian forces. Initial success only.

 

[June 29th, 1917] Ukraine: The Ukraine declares its independence.

 

[June 30th, 1917] Italy: In the Chamber of Deputies the Socialist leader Filippo Turati calls on the government to start peace negotiations. 

 

[June 30th, 1917] Trentino: Italian Sixth Army losses (since June 10) 23,736 (including 12,735 Alpini); Austrian 8828 soldiers. ‘Ortigara Tragedy’ demoral­izes Italian line troops.

 

[June 30th, 1917] Greece declares war on the Central powers.

 

[July 1st- 2nd, 1917] Battle of Zborov, a phase of the Kerensky Offensive.

 

[July 2nd, 1917] E. Front: Alexander Kerensky leads a successful attack on Austro-Germans in Galicia.

 

[July 2nd, 1917] Russia: The offensive on the South-Western Front intended to take Lemberg ends as General Kornilov's troops also refuse to continue. The offensive's casualties total 38,700.

 

[July 2nd, 1917] WWI: Greece joins the war on the side of the Allies.

 

[July 3rd, 1917] Royal Visit to Western Front.

 

[July 4th, 1917] Paris: Appearing on behalf of General Pershing, Colonel Charles E. Stanton says, "Lafayette, we are here", at tomb of marquis.

 

For those who don't know what this means: Marquis de Lafayette was a prominent French nobleman who most famously assisted in the American War of Independence. Without his contributions, the USA might never have been a country, or it at least would've taken a much longer time. Coming to France's aid in World War I (and later World War II) was seen as repaying old debts.

 

[July 4, 1917] Joseph Jacques Césaire Joffre, U.S. ambassador to France William Graves Sharp, John J. Pershing, and August Yvon Edmond Dubail gathered at the Hotel des Invalides in Paris on July 4, 1917.
 
[July 4, 1917] U.S. troops march through Paris to Lafayette’s tomb
 
[July 5, 1917] Guglielmo Marconi, who served as a member of the Italian War Commission to the United States in 1917 with Hunter College students enrolled in a radio class for women wireless telegraphers.
 
[July 6 1917] Advised by Lawrence of Arabia, one of the leaders of the Arab revolt, Auda ibu Tayi, defeats the Ottoman forces at the Battle of Aqaba thus gaining the Red Sea port of Aqaba, now in Jordan
 
[July 6th, 1917] Russia: German and Austrian troops begin a counterattack against the Russian Eleventh Army, pushing the Russians back toward the Seret River.
 
[July 7th, 1917] London: 37 die in German air raids.
 
[July 7, 1917] British officers explaining trench mortar to King George V and Edward, Prince of Wales at the Trench Warfare School, Helfaut, France. July 7, 1917 
 
[July 7, 1917] King George V decorating the colonel in charge at the French Mission at Blendecques Chateau, July 7, 1917. A Guard of Honour of the 17th Lancers stands behind them. 
 
[July 7th, 1917] Russia: The Bolshevik-led soviet in Petrograd’s industrial Vyborg district adopts a resolution opposing the war policy, and condemning the Mensheviks and SRs.
 
[July 8th, 1917] Russia: The Russian offensive on the northern sector of the Eastern Front begins, but only two of the six divisions assigned to the offensive actually participate, and officers must use guns to force soldiers of one division to muster for the line of attack. 
 
[July 8th, 1917] Washington: Government takes control of exports, food, fuel and war supplies.


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[July 8, 1917] Australian soldiers praying after the unveiling of the memorial to the 1st Australian Division at Pozieres, the Somme, France on July 8, 1917
 
[July 9th, 1917] HMS "Vanguard" is blown apart by an internal explosion at her moorings in Scapa Flow, Orkney, killing an estimated 843 crew with no survivors.
 
[July 9th, 1917] Berlin: Kaiser refuses to commit Germany to a policy of no annexations as part of peace settlement.
 
[July 9th, 1917] President Wilson places the export of US food, fuel, iron and steel under government control. He sends US warships to convoy merchant ships heading for Britain and to join the blockade of Germany.
 
[July 10th, 1917] Russia: The offensive on the northern sector ends, as Russian troops return to their own initial positions.
 
[July 11th, 1917] Berlin: Responding to Social Democratic Party advocacy of a peace settlement "without annexations or indemnities" and of political reforms, Kaiser Wilhelm II grants, in principle, equal suffrage to the peoples of Prussia. 
 
[July 10th, 1917] London: Government will test "war bread" for digestibility following complaints from the public.
 
[July 11, 1917] U.S. Army Corps of Intelligence Police Initiated.
 
[July 11th, 1917] London: Responding to the crisis created by the Gotha bombings, Parliament establishes a committee chaired by Jan Smuts, now a member of the War Cabinet, to study defense tactics. 
 
[July 11th, 1917] Ypres: Attempting to achieve air superiority before the Flanders offensive begins, five hundred British and two hundred French airplanes take to the air.
 
[July 12, 1917] British Ace Donald Cunell killed by anti aircraft fire.
 
[July 13, 1917] The Wyoming Tribune: U.S. Troops Rushed To Halt Deportations, 687 Men Will Be Drafted For New Army To Go To France, Army To Fire On Peking To Restore Rule, Poles Being Sent To Germany For Slavery
 
[July 13, 1917] Laramie Boomerang: Twelve Hundred Industrial Workers Of World Marching Overland To El Paso, Texas, Germany Not Making Any Internal Reforms, Defeat of Germany Rests With United States And Russia
 
[July 13th, 1917] Russia: With the overall offensive a shambles, although there has been modest success on the Romanian front, Kerensky has removed Brusilov from command and placed Gen. L.G. Kornilov in charge. Kornilov orders a halt to the entire offensive.
 
[July 13, 1917] Austrian Army in Trouble
 
[July 14th, 1917] Berlin: Theobald von Bethmann-Hollweg resigns as Chancellor, succeeded by Dr Georg Michaelis, first non-aristocrat to hold the post.
 
[July 14, 1916] New assault on Verdun coincides with lull reported in the north -- Chicago Tribune
 
[July 14th, 1917] Helsingfors: Finland proclaims its independence from Russia.
 
[July 15th, 1917] Russian offensive ends. Trotsky joins Bolsheviks.
 
[July 16, 1917] The Laramie Boomerang: Citizens Adopt Resolution Condemning Segregated Row And Ask Enforcement of Law, Petrograd war offices claim Russians have captured over 35,000 men 
 
[July 16th, 1917] Ypres: Allied artillery opens fire on the German lines in order to prepare for the beginning of the Flanders offensive.


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[July 16, 1917] Military preparedness and World War One. Training the boys. Scenes from July 16, 1917
 
[July 19th, 1917] German and Austro-Hungarian counter-attack. Russians retreat in panic, sacking the town of Tarnopol. Arrest of Bolshevik leaders ordered. 
 
[July 20, 1917] The Laramie Boomerang: Albany County Will Send 103, Germany Refuses To Make Further Peace Moves Says Premier, Imperial Monster Will Have Ended Reign After War, Military Men Urge Drive On Naval Bases
 
[July 20th, 1917] The Corfu Declaration, which enables the establishment of the post-war Kingdom of Yugoslavia, is signed by the Yugoslav Committee and the Kingdom of Serbia.
 
[July 20th, 1917] On 20 July 1917, Secretary of War Newton D. Baker, blindfolded, drew the first draft number in the lottery to be called up: Number 258. Those drafted were to serve in the American forces during world War I.
 
[July 20th- 28th, 1917] WWI: Austrian and German forces repulse the Russian advance into Galicia.
 
[July 22nd, 1917] Karl I in Galicia during the counteroffensive, which lasted from mid-July 1917 to early August. Inspecting troops in the area of Busk.


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[July 23rd, 1917] Karl I of Austria on the Galician front with the chief commander of the German Southern Army General Felix von Bothmer.
 
[July 24, 1917] Members of the Women's Army Auxiliary Corps tending fat boilers situated outdoors in an infantry camp in Rouen, France on July 24, 1917
 
[July 24th, 1917] London: MPs are alarmed by the revelation that the war is now costing the UK £7 million a day.
 
[July 25th, 1917] Members of the WAAC bathing at Paris-Plage, 25 July 1917.
 
[July 25th, 1917] Russia: Newspapers are shut down, freedom of assembly curtailed. The death penalty is reinstated for mutinous troops or deserters.
 
[July 25th, 1917] Paris: At the end of a two-day trial, a military court sentences Mata Hari for espionage. She is to be executed by firing squad.
 
[July 26th, 1917] Ypres: The combined British and French air squadrons achieve control of the air space above the Flanders front, as the outnumbered German airmen withdraw.
 
[July 26th, 1917] W. Front: German troops break through French lines along the River Aisne.
 
[July 26th, 1917] Captain Phillip Bernard Prothero. Unit: 4th Battalion, Argyle & Sutherland Highlanders, attached to 5th Squadron, Royal Flying Corps. Death: 26 July 1917
 
[July 27th, 1917] Flanders: British Guards Division occupies 3,000 yards of German evacuated front-line trenches and beats off counter-attack.
 
[July 27, 1917] Members of the Norwegian Commission that came to the United States on July 27, 1917 to meet with local shipping experts to discuss Norway's neutral position and continued trade during the war.
 
[July 28th, 1917] Tank Corps Formed.
 
[July 28, 1917] British soldiers laying a light railway line near Boesinghe, Belgium, July 28, 1917 during the Battle of Passchendaele.
 
[July 28, 1917] Native Americans inspecting the model weapons aboard the USS Recruit, July 28, 1917.
 
[July 29th, 1917] Battle of Kiawe Bridge.
 
[July 29th, 1917] Austrian Gebirgsbrigadekommando. Commanding officers of the 11th Mountain Brigade.
 
[July 30th, 1917] Ypres: During the night and early morning hours of 29-30 July, General Gough's assault forces assemble at the front lines for the initial attack of the Flanders offensive. Joining them are 136 tanks deploying in an arc to the east of Ypres.
 
[July 30, 1917] Members of the 16th U.S. Infantry Regiment playing baseball, July 30, 1917, at their billets in France.
 
[July 30, 1917] Elsie Knocker,the Baroness de T'Serclaes and Mairi Chisholm, ambulance drivers at the window of their billet in Pervijze (Pervyse), West Flanders, Belgium on July 30, 1917.
 
[July 31st, 1917] Western front: Francis Ledwidge, the Irish poet, is killed at Ypres.
 
[July 31st- August 2nd, 1917] Battle of Pilckem Ridge (Opening phase of the Third Battle of Ypres).


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