Diary August 13, 1916

British infantry attack Somme

British infantry attack on the Somme.

Diary for Sunday, August 13, 1916:

Western Front

Battle of the Somme: British 15th Division captures Munster Alley. Artillery duels north and south of the river on August 14.

Eastern Front

Transylvania: Austrian First Army (Arz) formed against Rumania.

Southern Fronts

Isonzo: Catanzaro Brigade takes Hill 246 and three other positions with 900 PoWs gained at heavy cost.

Sea War

North Sea: Dutch convoy escort destroyer HMS Lassoo mined and sunk.

Air War

Western Front: RFC bombs Douai airfield 3 times (86 bombs).
Mesopotamia: RFC No 30 Squadron (13 serviceable BE2cs plus 14 arriving or being overhauled) scores first victory, a Fokker over Shumran airfield (bombed at night August 14).

Home Fronts

Britain: First 6 Tank Mk Is leave for France.

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