Diary December 7, 1916

David Lloyd George

David Lloyd George becomes the new British Prime Minister.

World War One Diary for Thursday, December 7, 1916:

Home Fronts

Britain: LLOYD GEORGE BECOMES PRIME MINISTER. Call up of non-skilled munition workers agreed.
Turkey: Interior Ministry reports to Grand Vizir 702,900 Armenians ‘relocated’ by October 31.
France: Government wins confidence vote 344-160.

Middle East

Sinai: Chetwode GOC of new Desert Column.
Aden: British brigade retakes Jabir and Haturn (over 150 Turk casualties).

African Fronts

Algeria: 1,200 Senussi besiege Agades inside the Sahara (until March 3, 1917), wipe out 54 camelry men on December 28. Senegalese battalion sails from Marseilles to Dakar (arriving January 4, 1917) and crosses to Nigeria.

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