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Field Marshal Viscount Edmund Allenby, 1917. Image in the public domain.

  • Day 1065 of the war
  • General Sir Edmund Henry Hynman Allenby succeeds General Sir Archibald Murray as commander of the Egyptian Expeditionary Force
  • British forces on the Western Front advance south of the Souchez River as German troops attack north-west of Verdun and capture French trenches on Hill 304