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Today in
World War I History

1917 - Britainís King George V ordered the British royal family to dispense with the use of German titles and surnames. The royal surname was changed from Saxe-Coburg-Gotha to Windsor.

1917 - In London, General Douglas Haig arrived for a meeting with British Prime Minister David Lloyd George. The meeting led to the scheduling of the British offensive that became known as the Third Battle of Ypres.

1918 - Svetozar Boroevic von Bojna's 5th and 6th Armies retreated under an Italian counterattack. (Battle of Piava River)

1919 - Weekly publishing of the Stars and Stripes during World War I ended. It ran from February 8, 1918 until June 13, 1919.



World War I Quote

"There is such a thing as a man being too proud to fight."
- President Woodrow Wilson, May 10, 1915

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