Diary February 28, 1916

Preparation of a German heavy artillery gun

Preparation of a German heavy artillery gun for bombardment at Verdun.

Diary for Monday, February 28, 1916:

Western Front

Verdun: Sudden thaw after long cold spell turns battlefield into a sea of mud but Voie Sacree kept open with gravel by 3,000 Territorials. Germans attack astride d’Eix stream; to north regain ground lost previous day, on south bank they take Champlon and Manheuller. Farther north Germans repulsed at Douaumont village and Haudromont wood.
Vosges: Germans penetrate French positions near Thionville.

Air War

Mesopotamia: Royal Flying Corps and Royal Navy Air Service to be administered as one service under Wing Commander Gordon; 4 aircraft reinforce Tigris Corps (­until March 6) after 4 lost in accidents.

Home Fronts

Britain: Death of Henry James, aged 72, American-born novelist at Rye, Sussex.
Russia: Dvinsk Secret Police chief reports widespread Army and civilian anger against Government.

Call of War
Related Reports:
Bookmark the permalink.

Leave a Reply

  • Diary by date – 75/100 years ago

    November 2017
    M T W T F S S
    « Oct    
     12345
    6789101112
    13141516171819
    20212223242526
    27282930