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A captured trench at Gommecourt, March 1917, Ernest Brooks. Image courtesy Imperial War Museum © IWM (Q 1748).

  • Revolutionary activity continues in Petrograd. The Prime Minister, Prince Nikolai Dmitriyevich Golitsyn, and the Minister for War, General Mikhail Belyaev resign. The Duma (Russian State Assembly) appeals to the people of Petrograd to not damage public service buildings or harm the property of other citizens. Russia Before the 1917 Revolution
  • British troops on the Western Front occupy Loupart Wood and Grevillers and German soldiers retreat east and north-east of Gommecourt
  • German forces attempt to retake Hill 185; they fail
  • Bulgarian troops on the Eastern Front bombard Galatz from the Danube River
  • China severs diplomatic relations with Germany