Diary December 17, 1915

German 21-cm-mortar L/12

A German 21-cm-mortar L/12 in it’s firing position.

Diary for Friday, December 17, 1915:

Western Front

Artillery activity all along the front.
Artois: German grenade attack about the quarries north of Loos.

Middle East

Britain: Mark Sykes argues for Egypt offensive and Arab revolt before War Committee, fears Sherif will be killed; approach to Paris agreed.

African Fronts

Cameroons: British occupy Chang Mangas and halt there until December 22, after 11-day advance.

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