Champagne and Marne: Since July 26, Allies (most of 5 US divisions engaged until July 31) have advanced 4 miles on 20-mile front. They cross the Ourcq and capture Fare-en-Tardenois. British retake Bligny in Ardre valley. Foch puts French First Army under Haig for Amiens operations and asks that Rawlinson’s planned August 20 attack be advanced to August 8 due to critical Marne situation.
Brazil: German banks ordered to cease operations (finally closed October 16).