Diary July 7, 1918

3-inch Stokes Mortar of Australian troops
3-inch Stokes Mortar of Australian troops in action, July 1918.
World War One Diary for Sunday, July 7, 1918:

Western Front

Somme: ­Australians advancing in hills north and south of the river (59th Battalion refuses to advance on July 8).
Austria: 1st and 35th Austrian divisions arrive on Western Front.

Eastern Front

Volga: Stalin cables Lenin, demands full military powers.
Siberia: Czechs defeat Reds near Chita and occupy Irkutsk on July 8.

Air War

Flanders: German night bombing of ambulance park at La Panne (Yser) kills 43 female drivers.

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