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Great French attack at Verdun on an 11-mile front; enemy defences carried to a depth of 1¼mile; Avocourt Wood, two summits of Mort Homme, Corbeaux Wood, Cumières Wood, Talou Hill, Champneuville, Hills 344 and 240, and Mormont Farm won; 4,000 prisoners. Italian advance continues; furious fighting on the Carso and in front of Mt. Hermada; Austrian line between Korite and Selo gives way; progress on the Bainsizza Plateau farther north; over 10,000 prisoners to date. Slight British advance north of Bixschoote. German offensive on Riga front; owing to indiscipline Russians forced to retire on Anting and Kemmern.