Chronology of the Great War
|1||British hospital ship "Glenart Castle" damaged by mine on run from Le Havre to Southampton|
|2||Russian forces recapture Hamadin in western Persia|
|7||British and Indian forces cross the Diyala in Mesopotamia|
|11||British and Indian forces capture and occupy Baghdad|
|11||Russian forces recapture Kermanshah in western Persia|
|11||Allies begin offensive to recapture Monastir in Serbia|
|12||Revolution begins in Russia: new provisional government proclaimed on 14 March|
|12||United States announces it will arm all of its merchant vessels in the war zone|
|12||Anglo-French conference in London to discuss relations between British and French commanders on Western Front|
|14||Germans begin planned withdrawal from Somme front, going eastward to the prepared Hindenburg Line|
|14||China severs diplomatic relations with Germany|
|15||Tsar of Russia, Nicholas II, abdicates|
|16||Action between German surface raider "Leopard", HMS "Achilles" and armed steamer "Dundee". Leopoard is sunk|
|16||Mutiny begins in Russian Baltic fleet|
|17||French forces advance to reoccupy Roye; British occupy Bapaume|
|17||Briand (Premier and Minister for Foreign Affairs) and Roques (Minister for War) resign from French government: they are replaced by Ribot and Painleve|
|18||German destroyers raid Ramsgate and Broadstairs on Kent coast of England|
|20||First meeting of British Imperial War Conference|
|21||British hospital ship "Asturias" torpedoed by German submarine off Start Point|
|22||Russian provisional givernment is recognised by Britian, France, Italy, USA, Rumania and Switzerland|
|24||British forces begin offensive in Palestine|
|25||Russian forces recapture Qasr-i-Shirin in western Persia|
|26||First Battle of Gaza, ends 27 March, results in defeat of British attack|
|30||Russian provisional government acknowledges independence of Poland|
|30||British hospital ship "Gloucester Castle" torpedoed between Le Havre and Southampton but is towed ashore|
|31||Austrian Emperor makes secret proposal via letter to President Poincare of France to open peace discussions|
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