Diary August 7, 1916
Diary for Monday, August 7, 1916:
British soldiers with gas masks in a trench on the Western Front.
Battle of the Somme: German attacks north and northeast of Pozieres. British attack outskirts of Guillemont.
Galicia: Lechitski resumes offensive with gas shell preparation, advances 12 miles to Stanislau, takes it with 10,581 (3,500 German) PoWs (August 10), identifies German Karpatenkorps arriving from Verdun (August 8).
Isonzo: Lambro and Etna Brigades storm Hill 188 and Peurna heights. Some Cuneo patrols reach Isonzo in night. Austrians blow up rail bridge and counterattack at Grafenberg.
Italy: Royal Navy transfers 4 ‘W’-class submarines (some of them on August 23) small submarines to Italian Navy.