June 23, 1917

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Intense artillery activity on the Western front towards the Flanders coast. Joint committee of Venizelist and Zaimist Ministers to arrange for National Government under Venizelos.

June 20, 1917

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German counter-attacks north of Souchez River fail. Enemy gain foothold in French trench near Vauxaillon. Italians blow up a mountain spur, west of the Ampezzo Valley, Carnia front, and destroy the Austrian garrison.

June 19, 1917

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Minor fighting on the Arras front; slight British gains south of the Cojeul River and north of the Souchez River; positions on Infantry Hill recovered. Italian success from the Agnello Pass to Mount Mosciagh and in the Mount Ortigara region, Trentino front. The King abolishes enemy titles amongst members of his family, and confers British peerages upon members of the Teck and Battenberg families.

June 18, 1917

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Fighting at Infantry Hill; Germans capture certain advance posts. French capture a German salient in Champagne between Mont Cornillet and Mont Blond. Mr. Bonar Law announces General Smuts to attend the War Cabinet while in England. Herr Hoffmann, Swiss Foreign Minister, who had forwarded German peace terms to Herr Grimm in Petrograd, resigns.

June 17, 1917

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Portuguese troops reported by Sir D. Haig in action on the Western front. Germans take part of the French salient at Hurtebise. Italians advance on the Carso Plateau north-east of Jamiano, and so rectify their front; Austrian attacks on Asiago Plateau defeated.

June 16, 1917

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Further fighting around Bullecourt. British withdrawal on left bank of the Struma owing to advent of the malarial season. Duma resolution against a separate peace or prolonged inactivity at the front; All-Russian Congress of Workmen’s and Soldiers’ Delegates meets in Petrograd; M. Kerensky defends his policy amidst applause. Zeppelin attack in East Anglia; it is brought down in flames by an R.F.C. pilot, three members of the crew surviving; a second airship raids the Kent coast; three killed and injured.

June 15, 1917

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British capture further section of the Hindenburg Line north-west of Bullecourt. Mr. Macpherson announces since beginning of war to end of May, 1917, British have taken 76,067 prisoners on Western front, and since July 1, 1916, 19,900 prisoners in Mesopotamia, and in the past year 8,739 prisoners in Egypt. British naval aeroplanes bombard St. Denis Western aerodrome, near Ghent. Italians capture strong position on Corno Cavento, with garrison and guns. Mr. Bonar Law announces release of Irish Rebellion prisoners. Lord Rhondda succeeds Lord Devonport as Food Controller.

June 14, 1917

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Germans yielding ground east of the Messines Ridge between St. Yves and the Lys towards Armentières and east of Gapaard; Infantry Hill, east of Monchy, stormed by the British. British naval forces destroy Zeppelin L.43 in the North Sea. Mr. Root and the American Mission arrive in Petrograd.