1917, aeroplanes, Battle of Arras, Belgium, Canal de Saint-Quentin, communication, Craonne, France, Frederick Stanley Maude, Gavrelle, Germany, Great Britain, Guemappe, Havrincourt, Imperial German Navy, Iraq, Juvincourt, Ottoman Empire, prisoners of war, railway, Samarra, Samarrah Offensive, Scarpe, seaplanes, Second Battle of the Aisne, Second Battle of the Scarpe, sinking, St Quentin, Trescault, Turkey, Vendhuille
GREAT BRITISH ADVANCE ALONG THE SCARPE on a front of 12,000 yards; Gavrelle and Guémappe taken, with about 2,000 prisoners; farther south remainder of Trescault and greater part of Havrincourt Wood taken; farther south again banks of St. Quentin Canal near Vendhuille reached. Fierce fighting on the Craonne Ridge; French improve their positions towards Juvincourt. General Maude occupies Samarra Station. Three British seaplanes attack five German destroyers on the Belgian coast; one believed sunk.