<– Part 130 – January 14, 1917  | Part 131 – January 21, 1917 |  Part 132 – January 28, 1917 –>

A classified and encrypted telegram was sent from the German government to its ambassador in Mexico, a deviation from agreed-upon terms between the United States and German, whereby all telegrams using US cables would be plain-text. It remains to be seen what the telegram contained…

Several days later, on January 18, the Ottoman forces besieging Yanbu began their retreat after suffering heavy losses.

British forces fighting the Senussi renewed their campaign January 21, advancing towards a defended area held by Sayed Ahmed, supreme leader of the Senussia Order. The operation is expected to last one month,

British forces on the Ancre continue their slow advance, sapping forward during the night and connecting these new trenches to the older ones.

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