Diary August 24, 1917

French officers try to spread optimism
Upscale mood and flowers on the lunch table as French officers try to spread optimism.
World War One Diary for Friday, August 24, 1917:

Western Front

Verdun: French advance 1 1/2 miles on 2,000-yards front taking Hill 304 and Camard Wood and reach south bank of Forges Brook, gains north of Mort Homme.

Southern Fronts

Isonzo: Italians have advanced 6 miles on a 10-mile front, taken 20,000 PoWs and 125 guns but no water or roads for pursuit over Bainsizza plateau and over 2 million of 3.5 million medium heavy shells used. Austrian counter-attack loses 1,000 PoWs on August 28.


East Africa: Belgian troops drive Germans from river Sansa and press them against Lake Nyasa on August 27.

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