Diary February 18, 1917

British working party
A British working party with shovels stands in the mud near St Pierre Divion on the Somme.
World War One Diary for Sunday, February 18, 1917:

Western Front

Somme: British troops repulse German attack on their new positions above Baillescourt Farm (north of river Ancre).

Home Fronts

Russia: General Khabaiov of Petrograd military district given special powers to maintain order.

Sea War

Indian Ocean: Raider Wolf lays 58 mines off Ceylon, swept by 6 trawlers for loss of 2 large ships.

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