September 25, 1917

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German attacks between Tower Hamlets and Polygon Wood; two points temporarily penetrated, but Germans later ejected. Further German attacks at Verdun between Fosses and Chaume Woods repulsed. German aeroplane raid on London; not more than two raiders succeed in penetrating defences, and a second group of raiders later driven off; seven people killed and 25 injured; Germans report loss of one machine. Hostile airships reported off Yorkshire and Lincolnshire coasts; three slight casualties. British warships bombard Ostend. German Kilwa column, East Africa, broken up; fresh attacks on the Lindi column. Argentine Chamber of Deputies, following resolution of the Senate, votes for immediate rupture with Germany.

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September 24, 1917

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German attack north of Bois de Chaume, Verdun front, repulsed. German aeroplane raid on London and South-East Coast driven off by gunfire, only two succeeding in penetrating London defences; 15 killed and 70 injured.

September 23, 1917

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Russians repulse Germans south of Riga-Pskoff road. Admiralty announce British destroyer torpedoed by American submarine in Channel and sunk; 50 survivors.

September 21, 1917

Counter-attacks on British new positions repulsed; British advance at a number of points between Langemarck and Hollebeke; positions won south of Tower Hamlets; over 3,000 prisoners to date. Russians retire from the Jacobstadt bridgehead, 70 miles up the Dvina from Riga; over 1,000 prisoners claimed by the enemy. Enemy in East Africa driven from direction of Kilwa to the Mbemkuru River; the other principal group in the Lindi direction being pressed by British and Belgian forces.

September 20, 1917

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Great British Attack east of Ypres along the Ypres-Menin road; Inverness Copse, Glencorse Wood, Veldhoek, and part of Polygon Wood taken; 2,000 prisoners. German attack on Aisne front south-east of Cerny defeated. General Alexeieff resigns his position as Kerensky‘s Chief of Staff owing to differences with him; intention to entrust commands to Generals Ruszky and Dragomiroff abandoned. German and Austrian replies to the Pope’s peace note published; no mention of concessions to Allies’ demands.

September 19, 1917

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Great artillery activity on both sides of the Ypres sector. Germans gain and lose footing in a salient near Froidement Farm, Aisne front. German attacks near Lemberg, east of Riga, driven back by Lettish regiments with great loss. Argentine Senate demand rupture with Germany.

September 18, 1917

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Great artillery activity in the Ypres sector. Italians capture 200 prisoners in the Val Sugana, Trentino front.

September 16, 1917

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Heavy air fighting on Western front; Stuttgart, Colmar, and other places behind the German lines bombed. Crown Prince attacks at Apremont Forest, but makes no headway.