Britain: Cabinet assures Haig of its approval and wholehearted support for his offensive.
Germany: Ludendorff confidential instruction warns against spread of ‘political propaganda’ in German Army, ordering minute examination of all letters for the front.
Aisne: German attacks repulsed north of river (until July 27).
Champagne: German attacks at Mt Haut (and on July 27) repulsed.
Russia: Government restores death penalty and courts-martial.
Galicia: German 1 st Guard Division takes Tarnopol and crosses river Sereth on July 26 watched by Kaiser. Austrian Third Army retakes Kolomea on July 26.