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Ruined houses in Irles, March 1917. Image courtesy Imperial War Museum © IWM (Q 4994).

  • British troops on the Western Front capture the town of Irles on the Ancre, taking 292 German prisoners of war
  • The Australian 2nd Division attack the German 17th Division at Grevillers Trench, taking 370 prisoners
  • Riots continue in Petrograd; Tsar Nicholas II suspends sittings of the Duma (Russian State Assembly)
  • Romanian and Russian troops make a successful counter-attack in Moldavia, regaining control of Magyaros Ridge
  • British forces in Mesopotamia advance to within five kilometres of Baghdad; Turkish troops begin to evacuate Baghdad