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Diary July 17, 1916

Serbian artillery in action
Serbian artillery in action at the front in Macedonia.
Diary for Monday, July 17, 1916:

Southern Fronts

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.

Western Front

Battle of the Somme: British capture Waterlot Farm east of Longueval; Ovillers cleared of Germans by 48th Division.

Politics

Romania: Draft Russo-Rumanian treaty sent to Bucharest, envisages August 7 war entry.

Home Fronts

Britain: Munition workers pay rates fixed, 4 1/2 d per hour for over 18 years old.

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