Diary August 22, 1918

Austro-Hungarian Army stormtroopers

Austro-Hungarian Army stormtroopers on the Balkan Fronts in 1918.

World War One Diary for Thursday, August 22, 1918:

Southern Fronts

Albania: Last Central Powers’ military success in full swing, regaining Devoli and Semeni river lines.

Western Front

Britain: Haig diary ‘Foch’s strategy is a simple straight forward advance by all troops … to keep the enemy on the move’.
Somme: British Fourth Army (including 66 tanks) recaptures Albert with 18th Division. 1st Australian Division shatters 2 German counter¬≠-attacking divisions. Haig tells army commanders ‘It is no longer necessary to advance … step by step’. 32 Allied divisions have beaten 42 German divisions on 47-mile front since August 8.

Sea War

Britain: Battlecruiser Hood launched by John Brown yard on Clyde, completed May 1920.
North Sea: U-boat sinks US Belgian Relief Commission ship Gasconier off Haugusemb in Norwegan waters, kills 6 and wounds others firing on lifeboats.

Air War

Germany: No 104 Squadron loses 7 DH9s over Karlsruhe and Mannheim.

Call of War
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