Diary June 29, 1917

Alexander Kerensky

Alexander Kerensky in his study.

World War One Diary for Friday, June 29, 1917:

Eastern Front

Galicia: Kerensky order ‘Your C-in-C (Brusilov), beloved through victory, is convinced that each day of delay merely helps the enemy … I call on the Army, fortified by the strength and spirit of the Revolution, to take the offensive’. Russian II Cavalry Corps forces surrender of 1,500 mutineers from 19th Siberian Division at Kolomea.

Western Front

Verdun: Germans capture trenches on Hill 304, more fighting west of Mort Homme on June 30.
Aisne: German attacks on Chemin des Dames (until July 1) around Cerny.

Southern Fronts

Trentino: Austrian coy retakes Height 6585 (Porta Maora) by surprise descent during night June 29-30.
Dolomites­: Austrian attack repulsed.

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