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(Date Posted:16-07-2017 1:43 AM)
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Monday 16 July 1917.
Eastern Front. The impact of German reinforcements in Galicia has an immdiate effect, the Russians give up Kalusz and begin to retreat eastwards.
Russian Revolution. The July Days Revolt, the first attempt by the Bolsheviks to seize power in Russia is beset by chaos and confusion. Planned for mid July it was cancelled by Lenin before he went on a recuperative holiday to Finland. But many ordinary workers still gathered in large numbers in Petrograd with the aim of marching on the seat of government, the Tauride Palace.
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RE:Week Beginning Monday 16 July 1917
(Date Posted:17-07-2017 12:04 PM)

Tuesday 17 July 1917.
Western Front. The British open their bombardment of German positions prior to a planned infantry offensive at the end of the month. The French regain territory around Verdun lost to the Germans at the beginning of the month.
Russian Revolution. The July Days Revolt - Lenin returns to Petrograd and attempts to end the uprising as the time is not right, but thousands march on the seat of government, the Tauride Palace where loyal troops open fire killing 100.
British Ministerial reshuffle, Austen Chamberlain resigns as Secretary of State for India following the report on the disastrous 1915-16 Mesopotamian Campaign which was organized by the India Office. Winston Churchill returns to the Cabinet after a 20 month absence as Minister of Munitions.
The British Royal Family changes their name to Windsor (see main page). 
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RE:Week Beginning Monday 16 July 1917
(Date Posted:18-07-2017 11:42 AM)

Wednesday 18 July 1917.
Eastern Front. The Russians capture then lose Nowica in the space of 24 hours.
Russian Revolution. The July Days Revolt is suppressed, Lenin goes into hiding, the Provisional Government has survived its first serious test.
The Finnish Diet (Parliament) takes advantage of the recent chaos to proclaim a greater autonomy from Russia.
The Allies announce that the Greek Naval fleet that had been surrendered to the Anglo-French in 1916 is to be restored in batches.

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RE:Week Beginning Monday 16 July 1917
(Date Posted:19-07-2017 11:40 AM)

Thursday 19 July 1917.
Eastern Front. The Austro-German counter-offensive begins, it has an immediate effect with the mass surrender of thousands of Russian troops and a rapid advance eastwards through a 12 mile mile breach in Russian lines at Zloczow.
 

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RE:Week Beginning Monday 16 July 1917
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Friday 20 July 1917.
Eastern Front. The Russian retreat continues as the Austro-Germans push eastwards on all fronts.
The Declaration of Corfu - The governments in exile of Serbia and Montenegro agree on a united Kingdom of the Serbs, Croats and Slovenes to be carved out of the Austro-Hungarian Empire after the war.  
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RE:Week Beginning Monday 16 July 1917
(Date Posted:21-07-2017 12:02 PM)

Saturday 21 July 1917.
Eastern Front. In Galicia the Austro-Germans near Tarnopol. On the Baltic Front only two of six Divisions of Russian troops are able to mount an ill-planned offensive.
Russian Revolution. Prince Sergei Lvov, Prime Minister since March resigns, his deputy and the real holder of power in Russia, Alexander Kerensky, takes over.  
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RE:Week Beginning Monday 16 July 1917
(Date Posted:22-07-2017 1:46 AM)

Sunday 22 July 1917.
Western Front. A heavy German attack on French lines north of the river Aisne gains some ground. 
Eastern Front. In Galicia the Russians continue to fall back in disarray. On the Baltic Front their depleted attack surprisingly advances two miles before the Germans take control.
Gotha raid on the east coast ports of Harwich and Felixstowe, 13 killed and 26 wounded in Felixstowe including eleven soldiers. One Gotha shot down over Belgium on the return journey.
Siam declares war on Germany and Austria-Hungary.
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