World War One Diary for Tuesday, April 3, 1917:
Mesopotamia: Royal Flying Corps BE2c damaged by German Fokker E (9 aircraft newly arrived). Another BE2c (flown since November 1915) shot down by Halberstadt fighter over Samarra (April 15), but RFC new Bristol Scout destroys a Halberstadt on April 22.
France: GQG moves north from Beauvais to Compiegne.
Somme: French occupy 7 villages south and southwest of St Quentin (until March 4).
Pripet: Linsingen’s Germans cross river Stokhod, take 10,000 PoWs in Russian Tobol bridgehead.