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Women of Amsterdam with plundered potatoes, July 1917. Image in public domain.

  • Day 1070 of the war
  • The German armed merchant cruiser Wolf enters Australian waters and lays mines off Gabo Island in eastern Victoria
  • Residents of Amsterdam take to the streets to protest against food shortages. In an attempt to feed their families women pillage potato stores and raid barges laden with vegetables intended for the army.
  • Allied forces on the Western Front repulse a German offensive north of the Aisne