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Bringing in German prisoners near St Quentin, April 1917, Ernest Brooks. Image courtesy Imperial War Museum © IWM (Q 1982).

  • Herman Henry Frank Soltau is killed in action in the Second Battle of Bullecourt
  • Corporal George Julian ‘Snowy’ Howell wins the Victoria Cross at Bullecourt
  • French forces on the Western Front successfully resist German counter-attacks on the Aisne; they have captured 29,000 prisoners since 10 April
  • Violent artillery attacks take place at Trentino and Julian on the Southern Front
  • Demonstrators in Salonika demand the deposition of King Constantine of Greece