Diary August 25, 1916
Diary for Friday, August 25, 1916:
A British machine-gunner firinig his Lewis Gun as if it were a rifle, no doubt at some hastly-presented target. Firing the Lewis Gun in this fashion was usually inaccurate.
Battle of the Somme: British secure Delville Wood and repulse attacks south of Thiepval.
Champagne: German attack west of Tahure repulsed.
Ypres: New 4th Canadian Division arrives.
Dobruja: Russian Dobruja Detachment (50,000 men in 3 divisions) crosses Danube into Rumania, invades Bulgaria (August 27).
Macedonia: Bulgars occupy Seres in northeast Greece.
North Sea: German coastal submarine sinks armed boarding steamer HMS Duke of Albany.