17 May 1917

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Second Battle of Arras

Despite good planning the second battle of Bullecourt (from 3 May) ends in failure and the overall Arras offensive come to an end. The British focus moves north to Ypres and the infamous third battle of Ypres.

Tenth Battle of the Isonzo

An Austrian counterattack around Mt. Kuk and Vodice Ridge fails.

War at Sea

The second batch of US destroyers (Tucker (DD-57), Rowan (DD-64), Cassin (DD-43), Ericsson (DD-56), Winslow (DD-53), and Jacob Jones (DD-61))to cross the Atlantic reach their new base at Queenstown, Ireland.


How to cite this article: Rickard, J (28 December 2007), 17 May 1917, http://www.historyofwar.org/firstworldwar/daybyday/1917_05_17.html

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