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Italian offensive continues; most marked progress between Loga and Bodrez, in the Plava area, on the slopes of Monte Santo, and on the heights east of Gorizia; 3,375 prisoners. Austrian light cruisers and destroyers sink 14 British drifters in the Adriatic; they are driven off by H.M. ships Dartmouth and Bristol and French and Italian destroyers; Italian airmen reduce on cruiser to a sinking condition outside Cattaro. Slight German success west of Bullecourt. Stubborn fighting around Roeux; great German losses. Enemy gain a footing on French front east of Fort Malmaison. Changes in French higher command; General Pétain succeeds General Nivelle, who takes command of an army group; General Foch succeeds General Pétain as Chief of Staff. Generals Brusiloff and Gurko ask to resign; members of Committee of Workmen’s and Soldiers’ Delegates agree to join Russian Provisional Government, and declare a separate peace impossible.