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Ruins in Neuville-Bourjonval, July 1917. Image courtesy Imperial War Museum © IWM (Q 78572).

  • Day 975 of the war
  • British troops on the Western Front take Neuville-Bourjonval after heavy fighting
  • Allied forces repulse strong Austrian attacks near Carso on the Southern Front
  • Conservative Swedish prime minister, Hjalmar Hammarskjold, resigns after his policy of strict neutrality in the war leads to widespread hunger and political instability in Sweden