Diary for Monday, July 17, 1916:
Macedonia: Serbs begin to move to take over 60 miles of front west of river Vardar. Sarrail told to be ready to attack on August 1 in combination with Russo-Rumanian thrust south of Danube.
Battle of the Somme: British capture Waterlot Farm east of Longueval; Ovillers cleared of Germans by 48th Division.
Romania: Draft Russo-Rumanian treaty sent to Bucharest, envisages August 7 war entry.
Britain: Munition workers pay rates fixed, 4 1/2 d per hour for over 18 years old.