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  • Charles King Brothers dies of wounds in France
  • British troops on the Western Front capture the southern part of Trescault
  • German forces bombard Reims
  • French soldiers repulse a German attack on Moronvillers massif
  • The Second Battle of Doiran begins on the Salonika front. Fighting continues until 8 May and ends in a Bulgarian victory over the Allies
  • British troops in Mesopotamia attack Turks in retreat from Istabulat on the west bank of Tigris

A stretch of the Tigris river, Donald Maxwell. Image courtesy Imperial War Museum © IWM (ART 1849).