History Quiz / The UK in the 20th Century: 1917

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Can you name the notable people, places and events of the United Kingdom in 1917?

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A blast at a munitions factory in this east London district kills 73 and injures 400, with the resulting fire causing over £2 million worth of damage.19th January
The sea defences at Hallsands in this English county are breached, leading to all but one of the houses becoming uninhabitable.26th January
Rationing of this basic foodstuff is introduced.2nd February
This wartime coordinating body is formed, made up of chief British ministers of the PMs of the Dominions (Aus., Can., NZ and SA).March
Sir Stanley Maude leads British forces to the capture of this city, the southern capital of the Ottoman Empire.11th March
This singer, famous for her wartime songs, including ''The White Cliffs of Dover'', is born.20th March
This Kent port suffers the first daylight bombing raid by fixed wing aricraft.25th May
This order of chivalry, the most junior and populous in the British honours system, is established by King George V.4th June
This ship is blown apart by an internal explosion whilst moored at Scapa Flow, Orkney, killing all 843 crew members.9th July
King George V issues a proclamation stating that the male line descendants of the British Royal Family will bear this surname.17th July
One of the most important and famous meetings in English literature history takes place when these two wartime poets meet at Craiglockart War Hospital in Edinburgh.17th August
A minimum price for this grain is guaranteed by the coming into force of the Corn Production Act21st August
Foreign Secretary Arthur Balfour makes the Balfour Declaration, proclaiming British support for the establishment of a homeland for the Jewish people in this Middle Eastern region.2nd November
Maria Dickin establishes this veterinary charity.17th November
British troops take this Middle Eastern capital from the Ottoman Empire.11th December
This science fiction writer, known for co-writing the screenplay to 2001: A Space Odyssey, and as part of the ''Big three'' of sci-fi writers in the later 20th century, is born.16th December
Rationing of this sweet foodstuff is introduced (8 oz. per person per week).31st December

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