1917, aeroplanes, air raid, Austria-Hungary, Belgium, bombardment, Bonar Law, Bullecourt, Easter Rising, Egypt, food, France, Germany, Ghent, Great Britain, Hindenburg Line, Iraq, Ireland, Italy, Lord Devonport, Lord Rhondda, prisoners of war, Royal Naval Air Service, Royal Navy, Sir Ian Macpherson, St Denis, weapons
British capture further section of the Hindenburg Line north-west of Bullecourt. Mr. Macpherson announces since beginning of war to end of May, 1917, British have taken 76,067 prisoners on Western front, and since July 1, 1916, 19,900 prisoners in Mesopotamia, and in the past year 8,739 prisoners in Egypt. British naval aeroplanes bombard St. Denis Western aerodrome, near Ghent. Italians capture strong position on Corno Cavento, with garrison and guns. Mr. Bonar Law announces release of Irish Rebellion prisoners. Lord Rhondda succeeds Lord Devonport as Food Controller.