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Diary August 17, 1918

French battery firing their 75-mm mle 1897
British gunners watch a French battery firing their 75-mm mle 1897 field guns.
World War One Diary for Saturday, August 17, 1918:

Western Front

Mangin’s Tenth Army (1,138 guns) gains c.2000 yards between rivers Oise and Aisne with over 2,000 PoWs (until August 18).

Eastern Front

Northern Russia: 2/10th Royal Scots march through Archangel behind US Marine band, reach Bereznik on river Dvina by barge on August 31.

Middle East

Azerbaijan: Dunsterville arrives at Baku in SS President Kruger, 2 battalions follow, inspects defences on August 18 while defenders lose Fatmai village on northern flank.

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