Diary December 9, 1916

Hindenburg with Grand Cross of the Iron Cross.

Hindenburg with Grand Cross of the Iron Cross.

World War One Diary for Saturday, December 9, 1916:

Home Fronts

Germany: ­Hindenburg given the first 1914 Grand Cross of the Iron Cross. Raw Materials Office merger/closure agreement on non­essential industries to save transport.
Britain: New War Cabinet first meets.
Russia: Tsar at Tsarskoe Selo (until December 19).

Western Front

France: Terrier letter from Paris to Lyautey ‘The name that is in every mouth is … General Nivelle‘.

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