French complete capture of the Lassigny massif, taking L’Alliche Farm; 33,000 to 34,000 prisoners taken since August 8 with 600 to 700 guns. British troops cross the Ancre; to the north they progress between Beaucourt-sur-Ancre and Puisfeux. German air raid on Paris. Announced British troops now hold road from Baghdad, through Persia, to Enzeli, on the Caspian Sea, whence detachments have been sent to Baku and to the eastern shore of the Caspian. Two British destroyers sunk by mines; 26 men missing.