Diary April 22, 1916

French soldiers in a captured German trench

French soldiers in a captured German trench near Douaumont.

Diary for Saturday, April 22, 1916:

Western Front

Verdun, East bank: Mangin’s French 5th Division reaches Ft Douaumont, but MGs drive it off.
Somme: BEF XV Corps (Horne) formed, takes over XIII Corps front on April 29.

Middle East

Mesopotamia, Third Battle of Sannaiyat: 7th Division (just 2,241 infantryman) repelled on flood-restricted narrow front. Armistice for 1,283 casualties removal.

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