Monthly Archives: November 2017

WHERE ARE THE AMERICANS?

Deployment Not Fast Enough, Lloyd George Tells House. Matter of Life or Death. The Tank Makes the Difference – Finally. Special to The Great War Project (19 November) For the British and especially the French, the American Expeditionary Force is far too slow to reach Europe. On this day a century ago, the new French…

A GREAT BATTLE IS OVER

Passchendaele in Flanders, Victory or Disaster? Either Way, Another Blood-soaked Horror. Special to The Great War Project (12 November) By November 10th, a century ago, the battle for Passchendaele in Flanders has come to an end. Among those taking part are the Canadian forces. Although meager in number, they figure prominently in the outcome. The…

THE BOLSHEVIKS SEIZE POWER IN RUSSIA

War on the Eastern Front is Over. Lenin and Trotsky Announce End to Hostilities. Special to The Great War Project. (5 November) The Russian provisional government is collapsing. And, reports historian Martin Gilbert, “it was too late to restore the disintegrating situation. Nothing could counter the great swell of anti-war opinion.” On this day a…