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the DWU • vital statistics
|Timeline for 1917|
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On 7 November 1917, the October Revolution took place in Russia. At the ceremony held in honour of the 50th anniversary of the Revolution in Red Square in Moscow on 7 November 1967, the Seventh Doctor explained to his companion Ace that the celebration of the October Revolution was held in November as Russia was still using the Julian calendar, which was eleven days behind the Gregorian calendar, in 1917. (AUDIO: Thin Ice) Sasha told the Eighth Doctor that his brother had been killed in the October Revolution. (PROSE: History 101)
A number of soldiers and other personnel involved in World War I — including Lt Jeremy Carstairs, Lady Jennifer Buckingham, Major Barrington and Captain Ransom — were transported to another planet by the War Lords, where they became unwitting players in an experiment. Later, the survivors were returned to Earth by the Time Lords. (TV: The War Games)George Newman fought on the Italian front in the First World War. (AUDIO: Fiesta of the Damned)