October 6, 1917

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British raid south-east of Broodseinde; prisoners now total nearly 5,000. Russian success at Vashkontz, 25 miles south of Czernowitz; 750 prisoners. Uruguay and Peru sever diplomatic relations with Germany.

October 5, 1917

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British gains in prisoners increased to nearly 4,500. German attack north of Hill 344, Verdun front, defeated. Washington announces German raider Seeadler wrecked on Lord Howe Island in the Pacific on August 2.

October 4, 1917

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Great British Victory in front of Passchendaele Ridge, on an eight-mile front from the railway north of Langemarck and Tower Hamlets ridge on the Ypres-Menin road. Part of Poelcappelle, Broodseinde, and the heights overlooking Becelaere taken, with over 3,000 prisoners; German counter-attacks regain a little ground in the valley of the Reutelbeck, south-east of Polygon Wood.

October 2, 1917

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Germans gain footing in trench north of Hill 344, Verdun. Austrian attack on western slopes of San Gabriele repulsed. H.M.S. Drake torpedoed off North Coast of Ireland and sunk; one officer and 18 men killed.

October 1, 1917

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Powerful German counter-attacks from Ypres-Menin road to Polygon Wood; two British advanced posts captured at south-east corner of Polygon Wood. Further Russian advance south of Riga-Pskoff railway. German force of 200 surrenders north of Central Railway, East Africa; severe fighting by British force based on Lindi. German aeroplane attack on London by four groups of machines; a few get through the defences and drop bombs in the south-western district; 10 killed, 38 injured.

September 30, 1917

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Three German attacks in Ypres region defeated. Austrian attacks on Bainsizza Plateau repulsed; Italians take over 2,000 prisoners in three days. German vanguard pressed back south of the Pskoff road, Riga sector. German air-raid on London; about 10 machines penetrate outer defences and four or five reach London.

September 28, 1917

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General Maude defeats the Turks at Ramadie, on the Euphrates, encircling their positions, and taking 3,455 prisoners, including the Turkish Commander, Ahmed Bey, and his staff, with 13 guns. About 20 German aeroplanes attack the South-East Coast, but are driven off from London; one reported shot down in the Thames estuary and a second off the coast.

September 27, 1917

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Powerful German counter-attacks on new British positions repulsed; prisoners now number over 1,000. German attacks on Aisne and Argonne repulsed. Naval aircraft attack aerodrome at St. Denis Westrem, near Ghent, and drop bombs on sheds and 15 Gothas.