Diary December 23, 1916

German soldiers in East Africa are attacking British troops.

German soldiers in East Africa are attacking British troops.

World War One Diary for Saturday, December 23, 1916:

African Fronts

East Africa: NRFF (1,900 soldiers with 6 guns) advances from Lupembe against Captain Langenn to Mkapira (­arriving January 16, 1917) without trapping foe.

Eastern Front

Rumania Battle of Rimnicu Sarat (until December 27): Falkenhayn‘s 10 divisions take town on December 27, together with 10,000 PoWs, 2 guns and 58 MGs.

Middle East

Sinai – Action at Magdhaba: Chauvel’s Anzac Mounted Division and Camel Corps (146 casualties) storm five redoubts, taking 1,282 PoWs and 4 guns.

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