Diary April 19, 1917

German police arrests strikers

The German police arrests strikers at a ammunition factory.

World War One Diary for Thursday, April 19, 1917:

Home Fronts

Germany: Troops and police militarize 2 Berlin factories. Hindenburg appeal published. All still striking by April 21 to be drafted into Army.
Britain: More frequent or new publications banned (to save paper). Final British refusal to offer Tsar asylum.
USA: Cotton price highest since Civil War.

Western Front

Aisne: French capture Fort Conde and secure Chemin des Dames road on Craonne plateau.
Champagne: Legion RMLE (2/3 casualties) storms Auberive, German Legionnaire Sergant-Major Mader captures 6 Saxon heavy guns with grenades (April 21).

Sea War

Atlantic – First US shot of the war: SS Mongolia repels U-boat.

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