Diary February 12, 1917

Kaiser Wilhelm II of Germany (left) and Emperor Charles I of Austria-Hungary (right)

Kaiser Wilhelm II of Germany (left) and Emperor Charles I of Austria-Hungary (right). Under the German overweight, Austria declines more and more to a commandant of Germany.

World War One Diary for Monday, February 12, 1917:

Politics

Austria: Emperor Charles meets Kaiser Wilhelm II at Vienna and refuses to break relations with USA.

Western Front

Somme: Successful British trench raid south of Souchez.

Eastern Front

Bukovina: Germans take Russian positions near Jakobeny with over 1,200 PoWs but Russians defeat attack on February 21.

Southern Fronts

Serbia: In Crna bend German surprise flamethrower attack recaptures Hill 1050 with 92 italian PoWs and MGs. Italians retake some lost trenches on February 27 with c.70 PoWs but fail to regain summit; 400 casualties in all.

Home Fronts

Britain: Commons votes £ 200 million war credit; war costing £5.7 million per day.
4lb loaf of bread now costs 11d.

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