1918, Air Council, Alfred Milner, Allies, Amiens, Austen Chamberlain, Avre, Battle of Bethune, Battle of the Lys, Bonar Law, British Chancellor of the Exchequer, Bulgaria, Castel, David Henderson, France, Francis Bertie, Germany, Givenchy-les-la-Bassee, Great Britain, Greece, Lord Derby, Minister of War, prisoners of war, recruitment, Struma
Heavy German attacks on a front of 11 miles around Givenchy defeated; 200 prisoners. French attack in the Avre Valley, east of Amiens; 500 prisoners, and progress made as far as outskirts of Castel. Allies withdraw from captured villages on the Struma. Cabinet changes announced: Lord Milner becomes War Secretary; Lord Derby succeeding Lord Bertie as British Ambassador to France; Mr. Chamberlain joins the War Cabinet. Mr. Bonar Law announces resignation of Sir David Henderson as Vice-Chairman of the Air Council. Military Service Bill passed.