In the north the British made a daring attack on a 93 point entrenched stack.
Getting only 2:1 but a heap of bonus +1 rolls to make.
The 2 recon flights failed likewise the 2 engineer attempts.
But the gas engineers succeeded and likewise the armored cars.
So with the moral bonus they managed to avoid the risk of getting an AX result.
On 6 they would even get a DX and of course it was what they got.
So with the lower British casualties than German the reporters wrote home that a big battle was won and soon the victory will come.
The French were atleast happy that not all of the German replacement would not end up against the French.
The CP did get a reaction roll in the south getting DR (and this time the French machine guns and artillery did let the troops retreat) and an DE result.
In explotation the French fixed the lines somewhat after the reaction attacks.
In Italy everything seemed still however some Italian calculations on odds were made before deciding the odds were hopeless even for Cardorna to try an assault.
The German High Command
The French B34 corps, had a bad day when strong German troops attacked them at overwhelming 5:1 odds.
This attack where made on the anniversary of the opening of the war.
The German forces has been doing a shifting of forces towards the southern front during the first half of the year. This seems now to done as there where an increase of activity of the German forces.
In addition to the attack mentioned abow, two more major attacks where done in the southern sector.
One attack NE of Auxerre against the 33 corps crippled the corps severely. Only a cadre strength unit of the 12th division survived an are now holding position.
As the 15 corps suffered as hard as the other corps attacked during this August offensive. This despite being dug in and having made defensive preparations.
As it now looks, the French southern front are close to a collapse and that might open the road to Paris for the German forces.
The only strong forces on French soil seems to be the ever increasing number of English and Commonwealth troops.
This August saw the first of the elite-classed ANZAC troops arrive at the theatre.
Only the future can show if the Central Powers are stoppable before reaching Paris.
London where attacked by German zepperliners for the first time, mid July.
The attack did not cause any major harm to the docks or factories in London.
Once again does the Gods of fortune smile upon France.
The German forces in the south where once again in position to make a breakthrough, but the fast reactions of French troops just behind the lines, did fill the small hole in a hurry.
We are approaching the one year start of the war.
This will offcourse be appropriately celebrated.
Talks of baileys has been heard around the map.