Diary January 13, 1917
World War One Diary for Saturday, January 13, 1917:
A Rumanian soldier wearing ragged and improvised equipment typical of an army which has suffered heavy defeats. He has a Rumanian M1915 gasmask – a grey wool hood impregnated with sodium thiosulphate.
Rumania – Battle of Pralea (until January 18): Rumanians hold Susitza valley.
Arabia: Abdulla’s 5,000 Arabs capture Mecca-bound Turk convoy (much gold), reach Wadi Ais, 50 miles northwest of Medina on January 19.
Rumania: US and Dutch Ambassadors leave Rumania.
USA: Trotsky lands in New York.