1917, August von Mackensen, Austria-Hungary, Battle of Hill 70, Battle of Marasesti, Bois Hugo, France, Germany, Great Britain, Hill 70, Kerensky Offensive, Lens, Loos, Pope Benedict XV, prisoners of war, Russia, Sereth, Sir Douglas Haig, Siret, Ukraine
Sir Douglas Haig attacks in Lens sector, from north-western outskirts of Lens to Bois Hugo, north-east of Loos; Hill 70 and villages of Cité Ste. Elizabeth, Cité St. Emile, Cité St. Laurent taken; 896 prisoners. Mackensen’s progress on the Sereth; 3,500 prisoners claimed. Text of Pope’s Peace Note published.