July 16, 1918

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French hold enemy east of Reims, though retiring slightly near Prunay; west of Reims Germans make some ground up the Marne as far as Reine towards Epernay and between the river and Reims; Americans recover ground north of the front St. Agnan-La Chappelle; Germans claim 13,000 prisoners. British sloops torpedoed and sunk; only 12 survivors. Announced Marshal Conrad von H├Âtzendorf, Commander-in-Chief, Austro-Hungarian Armies, relieved of his command. Ex-Tsar Nicholas II murdered.

July 15, 1918

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Third Great German Attack opens on a 50-mile front east and west of Reims; to the east between Prunay and Massiges enemy held in their battle positions by General Gouraud‘s Armies; to the west between Coulommes and Fossoy they advance to an average depth of two to three miles; they cross the Marne at Fossoy and other points, pressing back Americans, who, however, recover ground and take 1,000 prisoners. H.M. transport Barunga sunk; no casualties.

July 14, 1918

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British advance east of Dickebush Lake on a front of 2,000 yards near Ridge Wood, taking 328 prisoners. Czecho-Slovaks capture Kazan.

July 13, 1918

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Turkish attacks on British positions covering the passages of the Jordan and north of Jericho; east of the Jordan enemy routed by Indian Lancers; north of Jericho British positions penetrated, but restored; 510 prisoners, including 350 Germans.

July 12, 1918

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French take Castel and Auchin Farm, north-west of Montdidier, with more than 500 prisoners, and near Villers-Cotterets Foret regain Longpont. Austrians fall back in Albania; over 2,200 prisoners taken to date. Presence announced of Allied force on Murman coast.

July 11, 1918

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Australian raid near Merris, taking 150 prisoners. Announced 74 raids by British Independent Air Force on Germany in June. U.S. supply ship Westover sunk by torpedo; 82 survivors, 10 missing.

July 10, 1918

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French gain the village of Corcy, north of the Ourcq, with about 50 prisoners. Further progress in Albania; French take 250 more prisoners near the Tomorica. Announced General Horvath formed a new Siberian Government at Grodekovo.

July 9, 1918

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Resignation of von K├╝hlmann announced; he is succeeded as Foreign Minister by Admiral von Hintze. Mr. J. R. Clynes appointed Food Controller.

July 8, 1918

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French thrust south of the Aisne, east of Villers-Cotterets, on a two-mile front, taking 370 prisoners. Italians win the passage of the Vojusa, north of Avlona, Albania, British monitors co-operating; inland French and Italians, working down the valleys of the Devoli and Tomorica, threaten Berat; over 1,300 prisoners to date. Czecho-Slovaks occupy Irkutsk. Trial of Lance-Corporal Downing, Connaught Rangers, who landed in a collapsible boat from a German submarine on west coast of Ireland.

July 7, 1918

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Australians again advance on a 3,000-yard front in the hills on each side of the Somme. German airmen bomb Belgian hospital near La Panne, Yser front; over 50 girls killed.