June 18, 1917

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Fighting at Infantry Hill; Germans capture certain advance posts. French capture a German salient in Champagne between Mont Cornillet and Mont Blond. Mr. Bonar Law announces General Smuts to attend the War Cabinet while in England. Herr Hoffmann, Swiss Foreign Minister, who had forwarded German peace terms to Herr Grimm in Petrograd, resigns.

June 17, 1917

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Portuguese troops reported by Sir D. Haig in action on the Western front. Germans take part of the French salient at Hurtebise. Italians advance on the Carso Plateau north-east of Jamiano, and so rectify their front; Austrian attacks on Asiago Plateau defeated.

June 16, 1917

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Further fighting around Bullecourt. British withdrawal on left bank of the Struma owing to advent of the malarial season. Duma resolution against a separate peace or prolonged inactivity at the front; All-Russian Congress of Workmen’s and Soldiers’ Delegates meets in Petrograd; M. Kerensky defends his policy amidst applause. Zeppelin attack in East Anglia; it is brought down in flames by an R.F.C. pilot, three members of the crew surviving; a second airship raids the Kent coast; three killed and injured.

June 15, 1917

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British capture further section of the Hindenburg Line north-west of Bullecourt. Mr. Macpherson announces since beginning of war to end of May, 1917, British have taken 76,067 prisoners on Western front, and since July 1, 1916, 19,900 prisoners in Mesopotamia, and in the past year 8,739 prisoners in Egypt. British naval aeroplanes bombard St. Denis Western aerodrome, near Ghent. Italians capture strong position on Corno Cavento, with garrison and guns. Mr. Bonar Law announces release of Irish Rebellion prisoners. Lord Rhondda succeeds Lord Devonport as Food Controller.

June 14, 1917

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Germans yielding ground east of the Messines Ridge between St. Yves and the Lys towards Armentières and east of Gapaard; Infantry Hill, east of Monchy, stormed by the British. British naval forces destroy Zeppelin L.43 in the North Sea. Mr. Root and the American Mission arrive in Petrograd.

June 13, 1917

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Sir Douglas Haig reports 7,342 prisoners taken since June 7. Austrian reverse on the Trentino border, attempting to retake Mt. Ortigara. British armed merchant cruiser Avenge torpedoed in the North Sea; one man killed. Raid by 15 German aeroplanes on London; one brought down; 157 killed, 432 injured. General Pershing in France.

June 12, 1917

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King Constantine abdicates in favour of his second son, Prince Alexander; a French force landed at Corinth and Franco-British forces enter Larissa in Thessaly. Further British advance towards Warneton on a two-mile front; Gapaard taken. British sailors take the Turkish fortress of Saliff, on the Arabian shore of the Red Sea. Council of Workmen’s and Soldiers’ Delegates reply to letter of Mr. Henderson and MM. Thomas and Vandervelde, explaining the programme of their proposed international Socialist conference.

June 11, 1917

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British advance on southern wing of new front east of Messines-Wytschaete Ridge; trench system near La Potterie Farm captured on a mile front, and progress made towards Warneton. Two German seaplanes brought down in the Channel by a British drifter which attacked a squadron of five. Text of British reply to Russian Note of May 3 issued; agreements between Allies believed, broadly speaking, conformable with principles laid down by Russian Government, but if so desired treaties can be re-examined and, if need be, revised. M. Jonnart, Allied Plenipotentiary in Greece, demands abdication of King Constantine.

June 10, 1917

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Fighting on Italian front between the Adigo and the Bronta; Italians win Pass of Agnello and nearly whole of Monte Ortigara. Admiralty report all large shipping removed from Ostend Harbour, apparently as effect of bombardment. German detachment in the estuary of the Lukeledi, East Africa, driven into the interior. Text of Presidents Wilson’s Message to Russian Provisional Government published; war aims of United States defined and readjustment on practical lines suggested; wrongs must be righted and safeguards arranged.