1917, blockade, Denmark, France, Germany, Great Britain, Gueudecourt, Hai, Halicz, Imperial German Navy, Iraq, Kut, Netherlands, Ottoman Empire, Russia, Second Battle of Kut, submarine, Tigris, Turkey, Ukraine, United States of America
Critical situation in United States caused by German “blockade” proposals and limitation on American traffic to Great Britain; alarm in other neutral countries; Dutch and Danish vessels stop sailings. British raid north-est of Gueudecourt. Germans break through Russian line 15 miles south of Halicz, but are driven back again. Further British success at Kut-el-Amara; last line of trenches but one, east of Tigris-Hai junction taken.