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British fighting on a 30-mile front from Mercatel, five miles south of Arras, to Lihons; on the left, Gomiécourt, Ervillers, Hamelincourt, Boyelles, and Boiry-Becquerelle taken; on the left centre Achiet-le-Grand, Bihucourt, and the ridge overlooking Irles carried; south of the Somme Herleville, Chuignes, and Chuignolles taken; the enemy’s lines penetrated to a depth of over two miles, and thousands of prisoners taken; Bray taken by Australians at midnight. General Mangin holding the line of the Oise and Ailette as far as the railway to Coucy-le-Chateau.