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British soldier in snow on the Western Front, March 1917, John Warwick Brooke. Image courtesy Imperial War Museum © IWM (Q 4759).

  • Day 950 of the war
  • Australian soldiers advance to within 275 metres of German positions at Loupart Wood, but are prevented from attacking due to heavy snow
  • French troops on the Western Front launch a surprise attack south of Mouvron, while German soldiers near Verdun gain a footing in Caurieres Wood
  • Russian soldiers on the Eastern Front launch a gas attack near Krevo, south-east of Vilna
  • Allied forces on the Southern Front repulse an enemy attack east of Gorizia with heavy losses
  • British naval aeroplanes bomb the blast furnaces at Brebach in Germany