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Diary July 17, 1918

General Max von Boehn
General Max von Boehn, Commander of the German Seventh Army.
World War One Diary for Wednesday, July 17, 1918:

Western Front

Western Front at its longest, with 532 miles.
Champagne and Marne: Germans advancing on Epernay, reach Montasin-Chare la Rare (French later recapture. Chare) between Marne and Reims. Germans reach Nanteuil-Pourcy but Italians counter-attack successfully. East of Reims Germans defeated south of Prunay (retaken July 18) as Gouraud advances north. German losses 50,000; Boehn stops Seventh Army attacks. Violent thunderstorms (night July 17-18).

Eastern Front

USA: Definitive US memo on Siberian intervention proclaims the principle of political non-interference (Japan approves on July 18).

Air War

Germany: 17 DHs attack Thionville (alternate target for Stuttgart).
Western Front: German fighter units airborne 7 times trying to stem Allied air attacks an Marne bridges, claim overall 23 aircraft for loss of 6.

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