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Historical events 1917
Historical events 1917

By Alexandra Gilles & Franziska Trilse

Table of contents
Table of contents

Time line



Halifax Explosion

Time line
Time line

January 19

British translate telegram from Reich Foreign Secretary Zimmermann to Mexico, urging them to attack the United States

April 16-29

French launch offensive attack at Chemin des dames at the cost ofmanycasualties, only to advance 500 yards

March 15

Provisional Government is declared for Russia

February 1st

Germany declares unrestricted submarine war

April 6

President Wilson asks Congress for a declaration of war with Imperial Germany

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Time line

April- June

Half a million French soldiers commit mutiny or go on strike and refuse to continue the fail offensive

July 1- 16

Russian army lead by Alexander Kerensky begins last and disastrous offensive in Galicia

May 18

United States pass a Selective Service Act, empowering the Federal Government to draft men for the armed forces

July 3

First wave of American Expeditionary Force lands in France

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Time line

  • July 31 – November 10

  • Battle of Passchendaele,

  • also known as 3rd battle of Ypres

  • minor gains with no breakthrough in the western front

  • cost of 700 000 casualties on both sides

November 7

Bolshevik socialists led by Lenin overthrow Kerensky’s government

October 23

American troops fire their first shot in trench warfare in France

December 3

The new Russian government, represented by Leon Trotsky, signs armistice with Germany

December 9

British capture Jerusalem from the Turks and her Arab allies

Battles passchendaele
Battles: Passchendaele

  • The Battle of Passchendaele

    • Weather as a huge factor was not taken into account

    • Planes had to be in the air

    • Observer planes were necessary

    • Fighter planes to protect your Observer planes also had to be in the air

    • Not well thought out

    • Ineffective shells due to mud

    • Due to mud, troops couldn’t move forward


  • Tank

    • http://www.bbc.co.uk/history/worldwars/wwone/nonflash_tank.shtml

  • Bayonets

    • Kind of knife

    • Used to toast bread, open cans, and to scrape mud off of uniforms


  • Pistols

    • Revolvers

    • Clip-loaded automatics

    • Blow-backs

      • Expanding propellant gas caused the gun to reload by forcing the bolt back when fired

Halifax explosion1
Halifax Explosion

  • The Monte-Blanc and the Imo collide near the Halifax Harbour

  • Causing a huge explosion