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The Great War On This Day is a daily listing of movements, actions, events and political involvements that took place on this day between 1914–1918.
On this day in history (23 April)
- Second Battle of Ypres: German attack east and west of St. Julien repulsed by Canadians; Germans take several hamlets.
- Turkish coast bombarded by Allied fleet in the Gulf of Saros.
- British Government declares a blockade of the Cameroons (see 29 February 1916).
- White Book on military operations in Togoland published.
- Sir Edward Grey presides over a conference of the French, Russian, Italian and Serbian ministers.
- Battle of Gravenstafel Ridge begins (Ypres).
- Chronology of the War. Volumes I, II & III (1918-1920). Lord Edward Gleichen. Constable & Company, London.
- History of the Great War – Principle Events 1914-1918. (1922). The Historical Section of the Committee of Imperial Defence. HMSO, London.
- Battles and Engagements of the British Armies in France and Flanders, 1914-1918
- British Blockade, The
- British Empire at War, The
- British War Aims
- Chronology of the War
- Fleets at War, The
- Great Britain and the War
- Great Britain at War
- Great Speeches of the War
- Great War, The – The First Phase
- Immediate Causes of the Great War, The
- Military Operations: France and Belgium, 1914
- Odhams' A.B.C. of the Great War
- Popular History of the Great War, A
- Science and the Great War
- Soldier and Sailor Words and Phrases
- Soldier's Diary, A
- Treasury of War Poetry, British and American Poems of the World War, 1914-1919
- War Speeches by British Ministers 1914-1916
- Year 1914 Illustrated, The
- Year 1915 Illustrated, The
- Year 1916 Illustrated, The
- Year 1917 Illustrated, The
- Year 1918 Illustrated, The
- The Great War: The Standard History of the All-Europe Conflict
Some works are being transcribed using dedicated transcription software allowing for side by side comparisons of original text and it's transcribed counterpart, as seen in this example page from Great Britain at War by Jeffery Farnol, published in 1918. This way of transcribing means each page can be proofread and checked for errors and omissions then, when validated, can be "pieced" together to form a complete work. This is the complete version of Great Britain at War. Other works are being transcribed without this software on a page by page basis. Those with red links are waiting to be started. It is these projects we are asking for volunteers to help transcribe the ever-growing number of copyright expired publications.
- "Public domain". Wikipedia: The free encyclopaedia. (accessed 15 July, 2018).
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