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WWI cigarette card featuring General Henri-Philippe Petain. Image in public domain.

  • French President Raymond Poincare relieves French Commander-in-Chief, General Robert Georges Nivelle of his command following the failure of the Second Battle of the Aisne, also known as the Nivelle Offensive. General Henri-Philippe Petain is appointed as his replacement.
  • French army units at Ch├ólons-sur-Marne mutiny following recent defeats and heavy casualties. Outbreaks of mutiny continue until October.
  • British troops on the Western Front occupy German trenches south of Oppy