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Diary September 4, 1918

Soldiers of the 'Armee l'Orient'
Soldiers of the ‘Armee l’Orient’ in Macedonia (back row, left ro right): an Italian artilleryman, Greek private, Serb private, British cavalryman, Russian private, French private.
World War One Diary for Wednesday, September 4, 1918:

Southern Fronts

Britain: Lloyd George approves Macedonia offensive after Guillaumat visits London, latter then visits Rome who approve on September 10.

Western Front

Flanders: British 29th Division captures Ploegsteert and Hill 63.
Somme: NZ Division captures Ruyaulcourt, 7 miles east of Bapaume.

Eastern Front

USSR: Lockhart again arrested. British War Cabinet cable threatens reprisals if British lives not guaranteed.
Northern Russia: 4500 US troops (Colonel Stewart’s 339th Regiment, embarked Newcastle August 26) land at Archangel (and September 11). Allies occupy Obezerskaya 73 miles south.

Air War

Western Front: RAF day bombers raid Valenciennes, Douai and Cambrai, air combat costs 15 RAF and 11 German aircraft.

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