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Diary September 8, 1917

Kornilov
Kornilov, the new Russian commander-in-chief, tried in vain to restore the army’s fighting strength.
World War One Diary for Saturday, September 8, 1917:

Western Front

Verdun: French troops capture Fosses, Caurieres and Chaume Woods with 800 PoWs.

Eastern Front

Russia: ABORTIVE KORNILOV PETROGRAD COUP until September 11, Forces begin to move on September 9.

Politics

USA: Secretary of State publishes three Count Luxburg messages from Argentina, one urges 2 Argentine vessels be sunk without trace (‘spurlos versenkt’).

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