Diary December 16, 1916

commander of the German Fifth Army at Verdun, Crown Prince Wilhelm

The commander of the German Fifth Army at Verdun, Crown Prince Wilhelm, talking to a stretcher-bearer.

World War One Diary for Saturday, December 16, 1916:

Western Front

Verdun: French 133rd Division (Passaga) recaptures Bezon­vaux and Hardaumont. German counter-attack regains Les Chambrettes Farm on December 17.

Eastern Front

Pripet: Russian positions between Kovel and Lutsk captured (restored on December 18).
Dobruja: Sakharov retreats north on Braila (until December 20).

Southern Fronts

Greece: Greek Army begins evacuation of Thessaly under Allied supervision (Anglo-French control officers).

Home Fronts

Rumania: Bratianu forms Coalition Goverment, Ionescu joins on December 25.

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