Diary May 29, 1917

French listen posts

World War One Diary for Tuesday, May 29, 1917: Western Front Somme: Artillery duels and skirmishing near St Quentin. Champagne: Artillery actions and patrol activity. France: 80 mutinous incidents until June 10. Southern Fronts Isonzo: Fighting diminishing after maximum 4,500 … learn more

Diary May 28, 1917

Italian trench on the Carso

World War One Diary for Monday, May 28, 1917: Southern Fronts Italian Front: Italian guns within 10 miles of Trieste. Cadorna orders preparations for summer Isonzo offensive. Austrian counter-stroke on Carso regains little. Western Front Aisne: Unsuccessful German attack near … learn more

Diary May 27, 1917

militant 'midinettes' on the march

World War One Diary for Sunday, May 27, 1917: Western Front Skirmishing on Champagne, Verdun and Alsace fronts. French 18th Infantry Regiment’s 2nd Battalion (844 casualties from May 4-8) mutinies at Villers sur Fare (until May 28), 12 court-martialled, 5 … learn more

Diary May 26, 1917

group of American soldiers on their arrival in France

World War One Diary for Saturday, May 26, 1917: Western Front France: FIRST US TROOPS DISEM­BARK (1,308 US soldiers by May 31). Champagne: Three German counter-attacks fail. Southern Fronts Isonzo: Italian 4th Division occupies ruins of Kostanjevica village but Austrian … learn more

Diary May 25, 1917

Bombs in position under the fuselage and wing of a Gotha bomber

World War One Diary for Friday, May 25, 1917: Air War Britain – GOTHA BOMBING CAMPAIGN BEGINS: 21 of 23 Gotha bombers of Kagohl 3 (Brandenburg) fail to reach London due to clouds and 1 lost (shot down by RNAS … learn more

Diary May 24, 1917

convoy of merchant ships

World War One Diary for Thursday, May 24, 1917: Sea War Atlantic: First homeward-bound British transatlantic convoy sails from Hampton Roads, Virginia, USA, arrives safely despite fog and rough seas, 1 straggler lost to U-boat (4 convoys follow in June … learn more

Diary May 23, 1917

talian military photographer

World War One Diary for Wednesday, May 23, 1917: Southern Fronts Isonzo: Italian offensive on Carso from Kostanjevica to sea aided by 60 British guns and Royal Navy monitors begins with 6-hour barrage from 0600 hours, attack at 1600 hours … learn more

Diary May 22, 1917

Alexej Brusilov

World War One Diary for Tuesday, May 22, 1917: Eastern Front Russia: Kerensky demands CoS Alexeiev resignation, replaces him with Brusilov. Sea War Eastern Mediterranean: British Malta­-Alexandria convoys begin (4 ships with 4 escort trawlers, only 2 ships lost until … learn more

Diary May 21, 1917

British 12-inch BL Siege Howitzer

World War One Diary for Monday, May 21, 1917: Western Front Artois: British now hold advanced line of Hindenburg Line from Bullecourt to 1 mile east of Arras (with a 2,000-yard gap) and make gains on Fontaine-les-Croisilles. Flanders: British Messines … learn more

Diary May 20, 1942

Japanese tanks crossing a auxiliary bridge in Burma.

WW2 War Diary for Wednesday, May 20, 1942: Home Fronts Germany: Göring exhorts munitions workers and farmers to ‘rally and doing together. Like the front (line soldiers) welded together by blood, so must you be welded together by work.’ Sea … learn more

Diary May 20, 1917

Alexander Kerensky

World War One Diary for Sunday, May 20, 1917: Eastern Front Russia: Kerensky begins visiting units. Brawl between Russian and Royal Navy armoured car unit at Tiraspol (Bessarabia), 1 killed on each side. Western Front Champagne: French take 500 PoWs … learn more

Diary May 19, 1917

the grumble

World War One Diary for Saturday, May 19, 1917: Western Front France: Several mutinies a day now reported in French Army. Southern Fronts Isonzo: Italians evacuate temporary Bodrez Isonzo bridgehead and repulse Austrian night attack on Vodice (night May 19-20). … learn more