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British cavalry cross the River Somme near Peronne following the German retreat to the Hindenberg Line, March 1917, Ernest Brooks. Image courtesy Imperial War Museum © IWM (Q 1872).

  • The Empire Theatre in Orange honours John James McMurtrie by displaying a photograph of the soldier, killed in action in France on 3 February. The orchestra plays the Dead March as a mark of sympathy. The Late Jack McMurtrie
  • British troops advance north of Puisieux and east of Gommecourt as the Germans continue their retreat on the Western Front
  • German forces on the Eastern Front attack south-west of Brzezany in Galicia, and near Voruchin, west of Lutsk
  • Italian troops engage in fierce fighting on the Southern Front near Monastir