Diary March 29, 1917

Attack of German Albatros fighters

Attack of German Albatros fighters over the Western Front.

World War One Diary for Thursday, March 29, 1917:

Air War

Western Front: Richthofen scores 4 victories (total 10 in March).

Middle East

Mesopotamia – Action of Duqma (‘the burning Marl’): Caley’s 13th Division (514 casualties including Second Lieutenant Slim wounded) defeats but fails to trap 3,000-strong Turk 52nd Division (over 380 casualties) against Tigris.


Germany: Bethmann declares no German intention of meddling in Russian home affairs nor to be blamed for Sino and US hostility.
Russia: Provisional Government acknowledges Poland’s independence.

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