WW2 War Diary for Monday, July 17, 1944:
Home Front Russia:
57,000 Germans, captured in Byelorussia, are paraded through streets of Moscow.
British 8th Army crosses the river Arno.
In bold move to protect London from V-1 bombardment 1,596 AA guns are moved to south coast (July 17-19). First use of napalm, by USAAF P-38 Lightnings in raid on fuel depot at Coutances, Normandy.
Abortive British carrier raid on German battleship Tirpitz in Kaa Fjord.
Home Front Britain:
61,905 people unemployed (lowest wartime figure yet).