Diary August 26, 1917

field gun in mud at Ypres

British troops attempt to free a field gun from the mud at Ypres.

World War One Diary for Sunday, August 26, 1917:

Western Front

Ypres: 4 British divisions and 12 tanks fight north of St Julien; sea of mud restricts progress to 2,000 yards.
Somme­: British III Corps captures 1/2 mile of position east of Hargicourt, northwest of St Quentin.
Verdun: French XXXII Corps on east bank of Meuse reaches Beaumont outskirts, repulses counter-attack on August 27.

Southern Fronts

Italian Front: Emperor Charles’ letter to Kaiser Wilhelm: ‘The experience of our eleventh (Isonzo) battle convinces me that the twelfth will be very hard … it is best to overcome the difficulties with an offensive’ asks for Austrian East Front divisions and German guns, ‘My entire army considers the war against Italy as “our war”.’

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