Diary May 22, 1917

Alexej Brusilov

Alexej Brusilov headed the successful Russian offensive in 1916, which was named after him.

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 July 16).

Home Fronts

Hungary: Prime minister Count Tisza resigns at Emperor’s bidding.
Britain: ­Postwar shortage of 500,000 houses estimated. Brigade-General Nash succeeds Sir E Geddes as Inspector-General Transportation.

Call of War
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