August 4, 1918

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French reach the Vesle east of Fismes, which is taken by Americans; east of Soissons Allies over the Aisne. German withdrawal on the right bank of the Avre between Montdidier and Moreuil on a front of 10 miles.

August 3, 1918

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Enemy driven across the Vesle; further Allied advance on a front of about 30 miles as far as Fismes, of which Americans hold the outskirts. German withdrawal behind the Ancre, surrendering Hamel and Dernancourt. British troops land at Vladivostok. British homeward bound ambulance transport Warilda torpedoed; 112 wounded men drowned.

August 2, 1918

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Fall of Soissons following rapid enemy retreat; Allies hold the line of the Crise; farther south they take Arcy and Coulanges, and east of that again Gueux and Thillois; an advance in places of over six miles and over 50 villages delivered. Japanese Government, acting in concert with American Government, decide to land troops at Vladivostok. Allied forces, naval and military, land at Archangel. Two British torpedo-boards sunk by mines; five officers and 92 men lost.

July 30, 1918

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Bitter German resistance; Allies straighten their line on the eastern wing and take Romigny and St. Gemme in the centre. Australians capture Merris on the Meteren front with 169 prisoners. Field-Marshal von Eichhorn assassinated in Kieff.

July 29, 1918

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French carry German positions north-east of Oulchy-le-Château, taking Grand Rozoy and 450 prisoners; they surround Buzancy and take 200 prisoners; bitter fighting between Fère-en-Tardenois and Ste. Euphrasie; Allies win Sergy. Australian advance in the Morlancourt sector on a front of two miles to a depth of 500 yards, taking 143 prisoners.

July 27, 1918

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German retreat spreading; cavalry and tanks in pursuit; French take 200 prisoners at Mont-sans-Nom, east of Reims. Announced a million and a quarter Americans embarked for France.