World War One Diary for Thursday, March 29, 1917:
Western Front: Richthofen scores 4 victories (total 10 in March).
Mesopotamia – Action of Duqma (‘the burning Marl’): Caley’s 13th Division (514 casualties including Second Lieutenant Slim wounded) defeats but fails to trap 3,000-strong Turk 52nd Division (over 380 casualties) against Tigris.
Germany: Bethmann declares no German intention of meddling in Russian home affairs nor to be blamed for Sino and US hostility.
Russia: Provisional Government acknowledges Poland’s independence.