August 9, 1917

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Further slight French gain near Bixschoote. Mackensen across the Susitza on a wide front; Rumanian railways and the rear of the army in the mountains threatened.

August 8, 1917

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French gain ground north-west of Bixschoote. Mackensen’s further progress north-west of Focsani; he reaches the River Susitza, taking over 3,000 prisoners in three days; Russo-Rumanian retirement in the Trotus Valley, south-west of Ocna; Russians pressed back south of Kimpolung. Enemy attack on Salonica front repulsed.

August 7, 1917

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Russians showing more resistance in Bukovina; they take the offensive on the Galician frontier and capture 300 prisoners. Further enemy progress in Moldavia north of Focsani.

August 6, 1917

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Mackensen storms Russo-Rumanian positions north of Focsani and takes 1,300 prisoners. Slight British progress west and south-west of Lens. National Ministry formed in Russia under M. Kerensky. Changes in the Admiralty announced. Vice-Admiral Sir Rosslyn Wemyss appointed Second Sea Lord in succession to Admiral Sir Cecil Burney, Mr. Alan Garratt Anderson to be Controller, and Sir Oswyn Murray to be Permanent Secretary in succession to Sir W. Graham Greene, transferred to Ministry of Munitions.

August 3, 1917

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Fall of Czernovitz to the enemy. British retake St. Julien and positions lost at Infantry Hill. Heavy fighting near Lindi, German East Africa, and up the Lukedeli River.

August 2, 1917

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German attack on Infantry Hill, east of Monchy; portions of front line trenches taken. Russian retreat continues; enemy on the Podolian frontier on a 50-mile course of the River Zbrucz; Kimpolung taken. Admiral Lacaze, French Minister of Marine, resigns as a result of attacks on his submarine policy.

August 1, 1917

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German counter-attacks on new British line; St. Julien lost, and some ground along the Ypres-Roulers railway lost, but recovered; British line advanced a little near the Zillebeke-Zandvoorde road; French win fresh ground on west bank of Yser Canal. Enemy advance near Russian frontier at River Zbrucz, in Bukovina towards Czernovitz, and gain a footing in Bessarabia. General Brusiloff resigns and is succeeded as Russian Commander-in-Chief by General Korniloff; General Tcheremisoff succeeds Korniloff, and General Radko Dmitrieff resigns.

July 31, 1917

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Great Allied attack around Ypres on a 15-mile front; British advance from the Lys Valley northward beyond Ypres to the Yser Canal to a depth of over two miles, taking Pilkem, St. Julien, Frezenberg, and Westhoek, and south of the Ypres-Menin road, Hollebeke, and La Basse Ville; French force passage of Yser Canal and take Steenstraate and Bixschoote; over 6,000 prisoners taken by British. Enemy attacks on Russian line near Brody; enemy approaching Czernovitz.