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4095 CHRONOLOGY OF THE GREAT WAR

1917

Feb. 13.-Teutons take Italian position east

of Paralovo.

Feb. 14.-British capture position southeast

of Grandcourt and penetrate into German

lines near Arras.

Feb. 16.-Germans make gains south of

Ripont.

Feb. 17.-British carry important German

position north of Baillecourt.

Feb. 20.-Germans capture British point of

support near La Transloy.

Feb. 22.-Allies clear Southern Albania and

cut communication of Athens with Central Powers.

Feb. 24.-British capture Petit Miraumont.

Feb. 25.-British occupy Serre, Miraumont

and Pys.

Feb. 26.-British take Kut-el-Amara. German destroyers raid Margate and Broadstairs on British coast.

Feb. 27.-Cunard liner Laconia carrying

passengers, men, women and children and

a crew of 216, was sunk by a German submarine off the Irish coast. 12 passengers

perished and 2 of them were American

citizens.

Feb. 28.-British occupy Gommecourt.

French destroyer Cassini sunk by submarine in Mediterranean.

Mar. 3.-Russians recapture Hamadan in

Persia and advance on Bagdad.

Mar. 4.-British advance west of Bapaume.

Russians occupy Khanikali in Persia.

Mar. 5.-Germans launch big attack at

Verdun. Italians successfully storm Austrian positions in Spellegrino valley.

Mar. 7.-French capture salient near Butte

de Mesnil and seize Asadabad summit in

Persia. British approach Jerusalem.

Mar. 8.-Russians occupy Kangaver. British advance within 8 miles of Bagdad and

occupy Ctesiphon. Strikes in Petrograd.

Russians seize Sakkiz. British reach outskirts of Bagdad.

Mar. 10.-British advance in Ancre region

and capture Irles. Russians capture

Senne in Western Persia.

Mar. II.-British occupy Bagdad. Russians take Sahua in northwestern Persia.

1917

Mar. 12.-French recapture most of Hill

185. British gain north of Bouchavesnes.

Czar of Russia suspends Duma sittings.

Mar. 13.-British occupy Kazimain north

of Bagdad.

Mar. 14.-The American ship Algonquin

sunk by a German submarine. Russians

capture Kermansah and British advance

30 miles above Bagdad. French capture

Romainville Farm.

Mar. 16.-Czar abdicates in favor of Prince

Lvoff, leaving his brother, Grand Duke

Michael Alexandrovitch, as regent who

declined to act. Russia under Provisional

Government.

Mar. 17.-British take Bapaume. French

occupy Roye and Lassigny.

Mar. 18.-Three American ships reported

sunk by submarines. Russians in Persia

capture Van and occupy Baneh. Germans retire on 85 mile front in France,

abandoning Peronne, Chaulnes, Nesle and

Noyon.

Mar. 19.-French take Ham, Guiscard and

Chauny. Russians occupy Harunabad in

Persia and British occupy Bahriz and

part of Bakubah. French warship Danton

sunk.

Mar. 20.-Provisional Government of Russia issues manifesto and includes decision

to observe alliances regarding present war.

French occupy Tergnier also in Balkans

Rashtam Hill.

Mar. 21.-President Wilson issues proclamation calling Congress in extra session

on April 2.

Mar. 24.-President Wilson ordered the

withdrawal from Belgium of Minister

Whitlock, all American consular officials

for relief in Belgium. French take two

forts protecting La Fere.

Mar. 25.-British capture Lagnicourt west

of Cambrai. French capture Folembray

and La Feuillee.

Mar. 27.-Germans force Russians back by

gas attacks in the Baranovichi region.

French capture the forest of Coucy.

British take Longavesnes, Lieramont and

Equancourt.