June 10, 1918

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Stubborn French resistance on Montdidier-Noyon front; Germans in the centre sweep forward on a six-mile front to the valley of the Aronde, but are driven back again by French counter-attacks; on the right French fall back to Ribécourt; Germans claim 8,000 prisoners. Australian advance south of Morlancourt, between the Ancre and the Somme, on a front of 1½ miles, takes 300 prisoners. Mr. Baker, United States Secretary for War, announces more than 700,000 American soldiers already sent to France.

June 9, 1918

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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.

June 6, 1918

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Allied reactions against enemy progress increasing; north of the Aisne Le Port taken. Hospital ship Koningin Regentes, in company of Sindoro carrying British delegates to Hague Prisoners’ Mission, sunk, presumably by torpedo. Gotha raid on Paris; one killed and a few injured.

June 5, 1918

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Enemy attack at Longpont, northern edge of Forêt de Retz, beaten back; enemy attempt to cross the Oise near Vingre, north of the Aisne, defeated and 150 prisoners taken. British armed boarding steamer torpedoed and sunk, seven men missing. Announced Sir William Robertson appointed to temporary command of Home Forces.

June 4, 1918

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German efforts slackening; enemy penetrate Forêt de Retz in front of Villers-Cotterets, but are driven out again. Supreme War Council state their conviction that Allies “will baffle the enemy’s purpose and in due course will bring him to defeat.” German submarines off the American coast sink a number of coasting vessels.

June 3, 1918

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Enemy attacks between Soissons and Noyon, Choisy Hill retaken by the French for the fifth time; Germans checked between the Aisne and the Ourcq, though capturing Pernant; French regain Faverolles, south-east of Villers-Cotterets; south of the Ourcq the enemy take Veuilly-La-Poterie.

June 2, 1918

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German advance checked; French counter-attack between the Ourcq and the Marne, and in several places make advances; German attack on Château-Thierry road broken south-east of Bouresches.

June 1, 1918

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German attacks between the Oise and Marne in the direction of Paris held generally, though they progress down the Valley of the Ourcq to the edge of the Forest of Villers-Cotterets, 40 miles from Paris; at Reims French lose and retake Fort de La Pompelle and make [sic] 200 prisoners. War Office announces British cavalry withdrawn from Kirkuk, Mesopotamia front.