1918, Action of Berukin, Amiens, Armentieres, Bac St Maur, Battle of Estaires, Battle of the Lys, Edmund Allenby, Estaires, Fauquissart, France, Germany, Givenchy-les-la-Bassee, Great Britain, Hangard, Hejaz, Jerusalem, La Bassee, Laventie, Lloyd George, Lys, Nablus, Neuve Chapelle, Ottoman Empire, Portugal, recruitment, Red Sea, Richebourg, Shechem, Turkey
German attack between Armentières and La Bassée on British and Portuguese front of nearly 10 miles; line penetrated about Neuve Chapelle and Fauquissart, and in the centre through Richebourg and Laventie; British and Portuguese fall back on the Lys between Estaires and Bac St. Maur, 3½ miles from their original positions; Givenchy entered, but Germans expelled again. Attack on French near Hangard, Amiens front, defeated. Allenby advances a mile and a half between the coast and the Jerusalem-Shechem road. Announced that since declaration of independence by King of the Hedjaz Arabs have cleared Red Sea coast for 800 miles and accounted for 40,000 Turkish troops. Mr. Lloyd George introduces new Military Service Bill.