Diary August 21, 1916

British submarine E54

The British submarine E54 running on high speed.

Diary for Monday, August 21, 1916:

Sea War

North Sea: Royal Navy submarine E54 torpedoes and sinks German mine-laying sub UC10 at Schouwen Bank.

Western Front

Battle of the Somme: Fresh German counter-attack near Thiepval (2 more to south fail on August 22). Fighting south of Thiepval ends in slight British gain (August 23). British advance on 1/2-mile front northwest of Pozieres.

Southern Fronts

Salonika: British raiders (4 casualties) blow up 5 bridges east of river Struma (and on August 23).

Home Fronts

Britain: Almost all exports to Sweden prohibited. Directorate of Graves Registration and Enquiries formed.

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