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New German offensive on a 22-mile front from Montdidier to Noyon; French fall back on their left and about five miles in the centre, but hold firm on the right; principal German progress along the Valley of the Matz as far as Ressons-sur-Matz. Two of Austria’s four Dreadnoughts torpedoed by Commander Luigi Rizzo, Italian Navy, off the Dalmatian coast; Austrians admit the loss of one of them, the Szent Istvan.