Today is Tuesday, September 17, 2019

Today in
World War I History

1916 - Near the Isonzo River, the Seventh Battle of Isonzo ended with minimal Italian advances. Italian troops had launched a concentrated attack on Austro-Hungarian positions on the Italian Front on September 14.

1916 - German pilot Manfred von Richthofen shot down his first enemy plane over the Western Front. He was known in history as the "Red Baron."

1919 - In Washington, DC, General John J. Pershing led a parade down Pennsylvania Avenue.



World War I Quote

"We stand at the turning point of the war: what I expected first for the autumn, the necessity to go over to the defensive, is already on us, and in addition all the gains which we made in the spring--such as they were--have been lost again."
- Crown Prince Rupprecht, July 20, 1918

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