1917, Ailette, Ailles, Battle of La Malmaison, Beersheba, Cerny, Chemin-des-Dames, Chevreux, Courtecon, Edmund Allenby, First Lord of the Admiralty, France, Gaza, Georg Michaelis, Georg von Hertling, German Imperial Chancellor, Germany, Ottoman Empire, Palestine, prisoners of war, retreat, Sir Eric Geddes, Turkey
German retreat on the Chemin des Dames on a 12 mile front; French occupy Courtecon, Cerny, Ailles, and Chevreux, and their patrols reach the Ailette. General Allenby carries western and south-western defences of Gaza on a front of 5,000 yards; 444 prisoners; progress north of Beersheba. Sir Eric Geddes on work of the Navy. Count Hertling succeeds Michaelis as German Chancellor.