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Lone German soldier in ruined Rue de Paris in St Quentin, March 1917. Image courtesy Imperial War Museum © IWM (Q 87648).

  • Clocks in Orange are put back one hour as daylight savings ends
  • French and German forces engage in heavy fighting on the Western Front south of St Quentin
  • A German gas attack on the Eastern Front in the Dvinsk region is repulsed
  • French navy takes Ouijan in Morocco
  • Russian forces retake Qasr-i-Shirin in western Persia
  • The new Provisional Government abolishes the death penalty in Russia