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British and Russian troops at Qasr-i Shirin, March 1917. Image courtesy Imperial War Museum © IWM (Q 25201).

  • Day 1075 of the war
  • US President, Woodrow Wilson, announces that an embargo on the exportation of foods, metal and coal will come into effect on 15 July. The embargo aims to prevent food and supplies reaching Germany through neutral countries.
  • Russian forces led by General Kornilov break through the Austrian front line west of Stanislau on the Eastern Front, capturing 7,000 prisoners
  • Allied forces on the Western Front repulse German attacks on the Aisne
  • Russian forces evacuate Qasr-i-Shirin as they begin their withdrawal from western Persia