31 May 1917
- Orange celebrates Red Triangle Day, raising almost £1,000 for the YMCA. Hundreds of onlookers line the streets to watch the procession led by the Municipal Band. Mayor McNeilly says that he is sure that the people of Orange will donate generously, given that the city has donated £20,000 to the various patriotic funds since the war began. [This amount seems extraordinary, given that the population of Orange was about 7,000 at the time]. Red Triangle Day
- German forces on the Western Front launch a series of violent attacks on Moronvilliers massif; they fail
- A total of 713 aeroplanes are brought down on the Western Front during May: 442 German machines and 271 Allied aircraft
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