Lloyd George appeals to the Dominions of the British Empire for more men; “The last man may count”
British, Australian and Candadian troops counter-attack successfully at Moreuil Wood as the German offensive begins to lose impetus.
General Gough dismissed as commander of the British 5th Army.
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Germans take Montdidier from the French, bringing their offensive within fifty miles of Paris.
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Marshal Foch is put in charge of all Allied forces following an emergency conference at Doullens. He immediately moves the French army forward to Amiens
The Germans take Bapaume and Noyon, driving a wedge between the British and French armies on the Western Front. Since the outbreak of the offensive, the Germans have taken 45000 allied prisoners.
German troops cross the Somme. Haig requests reinforcements from the French, who refuse, fearing an attack against the Champagne front.
Lloyd George telegraphs the British Ambassador in Washington asking him to request immediate reinforcements from the US to buttress the Western Front against the German attack. He asks for US troops in Europe to be incorporated into British and French brigades.
Germans bombard Paris with three long range artillery guns, capable of firing the 74 miles required, killing 256. Each shell takes four minutes to travel the distance.
Germans make further advances in their offensive. British counter attack with 25 tanks, losing 16.