Diary May 13, 1917


Gough, the young ‘thruster’ put in charge of the opening offensive in Flanders.

World War One Diary for Sunday, May 13, 1917:

Western Front

Flanders: General Sir H Gough to command key northern wing of Ypres offensive.
Somme: ­British gains on ‘Greenland Hill’.
Champagne: German counter-attacks north of Reims and in Maisons de Champagne repulsed.

Eastern Front

Russia: War Minister Guchkov resigns, points out ‘There is a limit (to Army democratization) beyond which disintegration is bound to begin’.

Sea War

U-boat sinks Spanish SS Carmen.

Call of War
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