28 January 1917
- The French winter of 1916-17 is the harshest in 40 years; it is bitterly cold, with driving rain, mud and snow. Over 20,000 Australian soldiers are evacuated from the trenches suffering from exhaustion, frostbite, pneumonia and trench foot.
- British troops in Mesopotamia make considerable progress on the right bank of the Tigris River south-west of Kut-al-Amara
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