27 February 1917
- Day 945 of the war
- British troops continue their advance on the Western Front, occupying the towns of Ligny and Gommecourt, and seriously damaging three lines of enemy trenches and capturing 17 prisoners east of Armentieres
- German forces near Jakobeny on the Eastern Front take several Russian positions on high ground and 1,300 prisoners
- German airmen bombard Allied camps at Salonika on the Southern Front; Allied soldiers shoot down one enemy aircraft
- British soldiers in Mesopotamia continue their pursuit of the retreating Turks; they capture 7,000 prisoners
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