WORLD WAR I REPORTS
MARCH 16 1917
PROGRESS OF WAR ON ALL FRONTS
By the United Press via Sayvill Wireless reported by Wilmington Evening Journal, Friday, March 16, 1917, Wilmington, Delaware.
Few large fighting actions reported on the WESTERN FRONT in today report. In the ANCRE sector and on both sides of the SOMME between AVRE and the OIAN there were forefield engagements in which there were prisoners brought in. Also near ARRAS in the ARGONNE , and on the east side of the MEUSE near CHAMBUTTES in the forest of APREMONT and north of the RHINE MARINE canal , our thrusting detachments succeeded in bringing in four officers and more than fifty ranks with machine guns from hostile trenches.
On the EASTERN FRONT there was nothing important because of frosty weather again.
Between the AVRE lines a French detachment last night occupied a number of German positons ,
In the CHAMPAGNE, artillery activity was reported at several points. On the right bank of the MEUSE a number of German raids were repulsed.
A small enemy steamer attempting to cross the TIGRIS river was set on fire, captured practically undamaged the report from MESOPOTAMIAN expeditionary force asserted. The vessel carried 250 guns and a large amount of ammunition.
Turkish forces are still in retreat beyond BAGDAD