World War One Diary for Thursday, March 22, 1917:
Russia: USA as first, Allies and Switzerland recognize Russian Provisional Government.
Eastern Front: German aircraft shoots down Russian Morane Parasol (No 317) into German wire southwest of Dünaburg.
Germany: Interior Minister Reichstag speech praises Auxiliary Service Law, food restrictions not serious, health surprisingly good, infant mortality lower than peacetime.
France: Decree forbids imports except essential foods.