April 28, 1917

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New British thrust east of the Vimy Ridge against the Oppy line; Arleux taken. French prisoners from April 19 to date, 20,780. Herr Helfferich claims over 1,600,000 tons of shipping, of which over 1,000,000 British, sunk in first two months of unlimited U-boat warfare.

April 26, 1917

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German attack on Gavrelle repulsed with great loss; British take positions on each side of the Scarpe between Roeux and Gavrelle. German counter-attacks on the Chemin-des-Dames repulsed. German naval raid on Ramsgate; five casualties.

April 25, 1917

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British advance on the Doiran front, north of Salonika. German flotilla bombards Dunkirk; French torpedo-boat sunk.

April 24, 1917

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Further British advance between the Sensée River and Monchy; Bilhem, north-east of Trescault, carried; great German losses before Gavrelle. British troops attack on the right bank of the Shatt el Adhaim; Turkish retreat to Jebel Hamrin.

April 23, 1917

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GREAT BRITISH ADVANCE ALONG THE SCARPE on a front of 12,000 yards; Gavrelle and Guémappe taken, with about 2,000 prisoners; farther south remainder of Trescault and greater part of Havrincourt Wood taken; farther south again banks of St. Quentin Canal near Vendhuille reached. Fierce fighting on the Craonne Ridge; French improve their positions towards Juvincourt. General Maude occupies Samarra Station. Three British seaplanes attack five German destroyers on the Belgian coast; one believed sunk.

April 22, 1917

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British progress east of Havrincourt Wood; part of Trescault village taken. German counter-attacks in the Moronvilliers region defeated.

April 21, 1917

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Slight British progress towards Lens and east of Fampoux. Further French progress north of Sancy between the Aisne and the Chemin-des-Dames. Istabulat evacuated by the Turks; General Maude attacks their new positions six miles farther towards Samarra.

April 20, 1917

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French well across Chemin-des-Dames, on Aisne front; 19,000 prisoners to date; they advance north of Sancy on Vrégny Plateau. British capture Gonnelieu, eight miles south-west of Cambrai. Six German destroyers attempt a raid on Dover; two and possibly a third sunk by destroyers Swift and Broke, of the Dover patrol, one being rammed and one torpedoed; German destroyers raid Calais and shell the town.

April 19, 1917

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Further reduction of the Vrégny salient by the French; on the west Laffaux and Condé Fort taken, on the east Jouy and Aizy; French progress east of Reims, south-west of Moronvilliers.