Diary April 8, 1916

St Chamond tank is camouflaged

A St Chamond tank is camouflaged in the factory before delivery.

Diary for Saturday, April 8, 1916:

Home Fronts

France: 400 St Chamond tanks ordered by War Ministry. During April Colonel Estienne in command of first assault artillery unit (Schneider tanks) near Marly-le-Roi.

Western Front

Verdun – West bank: French evacuate Bethincourt salient.

Middle East

Armenia: 5,000 Russians (sailed from Novorossiysk in 22 ships on April 5), land near Humurgan.

Sea War

Adriatic: French submarine sinks Austrian transport.

Air War

Western Front: First Fokker Eindecker makes forced landing behind BEF lines; MG interrupter gear salvaged. Aircraft test-flown at CFS Upavon (British Central Flying School) on May 30.
Eastern Front: Russian AA guns drive off German aircraft over Tsar’s review of IX Corps.

Call of War
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