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Germans evacuating positions on the Ancre front in the Hébuterne sector; Beaumont Hamel, Serre, Puisieux, and Bucquoy abandoned. French progress north and east of the Lassigny massif to the east of Belval; on the Oise they take Ribecourt. War Office announces von Lettow Vorbeck pursued in Portuguese East Africa about 60 miles inland from the coast at Angoche.