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British take a trench on a front of 1,000 yards east of La Boisselle and defeat German counter-attack south-west of Thiepval. Great battle north of the Lutsk salient; Linsingen loses 8,000 prisoners; his line broken; Russians advance 11 miles along the SarnyKovel Railway. Count Bothmer‘s retreat to the Koropiec; Russians take 10,000 prisoners. Ministerial changes; Sir Edward Grey raised to the peerage; Mr. Lloyd George becomes Secretary of State for War and Lord Derby Under-Secretary.