Diary July 3, 1917

German infantryman of an assault unit

German infantryman of an assault unit wearing full trench body armour.

World War One Diary for Tuesday, July 3, 1917:

Western Front

Aisne: Larger scale German attacks on 11-mile front north of the Aisne.

Eastern Front

Galicia: Russian Eleventh Army has taken 14,000 PoWs and over 30 guns so far, but slow reserves prevent exploitation.

Middle East

Arabia: Lawrence’s 450 Arabs destroy Turk battalion (460 casualties) at Abu-el-Lissal; 120 Turks at Guweira surrender to Sheikh Ibn Jad.

Air War

Dardanelles: 9 Royal Navy Air Service aircraft open night bombing offensive from Mudros against Gallipoli (also raids on July 8, 11, 15).

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