1917, American President, Arras, Bapaume, Croisilles, Diyala, Doignies, France, Francilly-Selency, Germany, Great Britain, Holnon, Imperial German Navy, Iran, Iraq, Khanikin, merchant navy, Operation Alberich, Ottoman Empire, Persia, Russia, Selency, sinking, SS Aztec, St Quentin, submarine, Turkey, United States of America, Woodrow Wilson
British within two miles of St. Quentin; Francilly-Selency, Selency, and Holnon taken. Progress between Bapaume and Arras on a 10-mile front; Doignies and Croisilles taken. British and Russians in contact on the Diala River, south-west of Khanikin. President Wilson’s address to Congress; he asks for declaration that a state of war exists. American armed liner Aztec torpedoed off the French coast.