Below is a list of the history pages, personal accounts, extracts and photos that have been tagged with a reference to '1917'...
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A brief outline of 51st (Highland) Division in the First World War 1914 - 1919
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The 51st Highland Division in the Battle of Arras during the First World War, April 1917
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The Third Ypres, also know as Passchendaele, was fought between 31 July to 10 November 1917. The 51st Highland Division was involved in two of the battles in the earlier stages; the Battle of Pilkem (Passchendaele) opened 31 July and Poelcappelle 20 September 1917.
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The 51st Highland Division Attack at Poelcappelle, 20th September 1917.
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Description of the 51st Highland Division at the Battle of Cambrai, 20th November 1917.
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Citations of those VCs awarded to men of the 51st (Highland) Division during WW1
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A brief history of the 9th Battalion Royal Scots (The Royal Regiment) (9RS)
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Sgt. William Gosling, Royal Field Artillery, 3rd Wessex Bde., awarded the VC, 5th April 1917, near Arras, France
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An extract from "The Spirit of the troops is Excellent" by Derek Bird detailing the attack by the 6th Seaforth on trenches near Roclincourt during the Battle of Arras on the 9th/10th April 1917.
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Personal account from Pte. MacPherson, 9th Royal Scots, 154 Brigade, of the Battle of Arras betweem 15th - 24th April 1917.
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An extract on The Third Ypres from Derek Bird's "The Spirit of the Troops is Excellent"
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Wauchope's "A History of the Black Watch in the Great War" quotes an account of "a man of D company" in the 6th Battalion during The Third Ypres / Passchendale
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Private George McIntosh, 1/6th Gordon Highlanders, awarded the VC, 31st July 1917, Ypres, Belgium
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Sgt. Edwards, 1/6th Seaforth Highlanders, awarded the Victoria Cross for conspicuous bravery in attack during 31st July & 1st August 1917, North of Ypres, Belgium.
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The Third Ypres from the 'Gordon Highlanders in the First World War' by Cyril Falls
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L/Cpl Robert McBeath, 1/5th Seaforth Highlanders, awarded the Victoria Cross, West of Cambrai, France, 20th November 1917.
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Account of the Gordon Highlanders' advance during the Battle of Cambrai, 20/21 Nov 1917, from the "THE GORDON HIGHLANDERS in the FIRST WORLD WAR 1914-1919" by Cyril Falls
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A British 9.5" Trench Mortar, pictured in an old German trench in Pigeon Wood, along with its crew. Gommecourt, March 1917.
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This is one of Fred A. Farrell's etchings depicting the 6th Gordons exiting a trench close to Themes Wood near Vimey Ridge. Assumed to be circa April 1917. Farrell was a War Artist, attached to the 51st Highland Division for a short period during 1918.
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Sergeant William Gosling, Royal Field Artillery, 3rd Wessex Bde.
Awarded the VC for conspicuous bravery near Arras, France, 5th April 1917.
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Sketch map detailing trench positions and attack lines during the 6th Seaforth's attack at Roclincourt, Arras on the night of the 9th April 1917 as part of the Nivelle Offensive.
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The ruins of Feuchy after its capture by 9th (Scottish) Division on the opening day of the Battle of Arras, 9 April 1917.
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Advance dressing station within a dugout, close to a battery of 18-pounder field guns. The village in the distance is Monchy-le-Preux, east of Arras, under fire from German positions. The photo is dated 24th April 1917 and is from the Imperial War Museum collection.
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The ruined Town Hall, Arras, May 1917
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Photo depicting the ruins of Roclincourt, north of Arras. Taken 30 May 1917.
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Warrant Offices and Sergeants of 7th Black Watch near St. Omer, July 1917, before the 3rd Battle of Ypres
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A sketch map showing positions and attack plan at 3rd Ypres
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A copy of the sketch map showing positions and attack plan for 3rd Ypres, June 1917. Colour overlay has been applied to help illustrate the objectives.
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Map showing 6th Seaforth Advance at third Battle of Ypres from "The Spirit of the Troops is Excellent" By Derek Bird
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Photograph taken 31st July 1917 during the Battle of Pilckem Ridge : Crossing the Yser Canal at Boesinghe.
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Private George McIntosh, 1/6th Gordon Highlanders. Awarded VC for conspicuous bravery, Ypres, Belgium
31st July 1917.
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Sketch map of positions at Poelcappelle, 20th September 1917.
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Alexander is pictured being awarded his Victoria Cross by King George on the forecourt of Buckingham Palace on 26th September 1917.
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A Lewis gun post of the 4th Seaforth Highlanders, 51st Division, nr. Wancourt, 23rd October 1917.
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IWM Photo of Cemetery nr. Roclincourt. Taken on 31 Oct 1917.
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British Mark IV Female Tanks at Plateau Station, November 1917, aboard flat-bed railway carriages prior to transportation to forward area before the Battle of Cambrai. Each Tank is fitted with a 'Fascine', a large bundle of brushwood used to aid the crossing of open trenches.
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British Mark IV Tank 'Edinburgh II' of No.12 Section, 15 Company, 'E' Battalion, knocked out on Flesquieres Ridge during Battle of Cambrai
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Map detailing advance on 6th Seaforth in Battle of Cambrai, 20th November 1917.
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Sketch map of the Gordon Highlanders' advance in Battle of Cambrai, 20th/21st November 1917.
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Men of a battalion from the 51st (Highland) Division crossing captured German communication trenches near Ribecourt on their way to the front line (Battle of Cambrai), 20 November 1917.
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Awarded the Victoria Cross for conspicuous bravery during the attack by 1/5 Seaforth at the Battle of Cambrai, France.
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Destroyed British tanks overturned and in pieces across from the "Shooting Box" in Bourlon Wood during the Battle of Cambrai, November 1917.
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Men of the 51st Highland Division taking the opportunity to shave at the well in the newly captured village of Flesquieres, 23 November 1917, during the Battle of Cambrai