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World War I History

1917 - U.S. naval forces reached Britain only three days after the U.S. had declared war on Germany.

1917 - An Allied offensive began when British and Canadian forces launched attacks on German positions at Arras and Vimy Ridge. Vimy Ridge was taken by the Canadian Corps on April 12.

1918 - David Lloyd George issued a statement that said "I have always felt that we are losing value and efficiency in the Allied Armies through lack of coordination and concentration. We have sustained many disasters already through that, and we shall encounter more unless this defect in our machinery is put right."

1918 - In Flanders, the Battle of Lys began. It was the second phase of the German attacks in the Somme region. (Operation Georgette)



World War I Quote

"Lafayette, we are here!" - Colonel Charles Stanton in Paris on July 4, 1917.

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