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German retreat on the Chemin des Dames on a 12 mile front; French occupy Courtecon, Cerny, Ailles, and Chevreux, and their patrols reach the Ailette. General Allenby carries western and south-western defences of Gaza on a front of 5,000 yards; 444 prisoners; progress north of Beersheba. Sir Eric Geddes on work of the Navy. Count Hertling succeeds Michaelis as German Chancellor.