World War One Diary for Saturday, March 24, 1917:
Russia – Russian Army proclaims loyalty to Provisional Government: Junior officer writes ‘There was a gulf between the troops and the officers which could not be bridged’.
Somme: British troops occupy Roisel east of Peronne.
France: Government protests to neutrals against German devastation in newly evacuated French territory.
Bulgaria: Tsar Ferdinand of Bulgaria advises German Minister not to exploit Russia’s weakness by offensive (none planned on March 27).
Greece: Greek Government demands Italian troops’ withdrawal from Epirus. Allied Ministers return to Athens.
USA: Council of National Defense creates Commercial Economy, and General Munitions Boards (March 31)