Diary January 16, 1916

Generals Dietrichs and Sarrail

General Dietrichs, commanding the Russian Expeditionary Force in Salonika, parades with General Sarrail, the commander of the Armee de l’Orient.

Diary for Sunday, January 16, 1916:

Southern Fronts

Salonika: General Sarrail takes formal joint Allied command (including 3,000 Serb troops), but British retain veto over anything but defensive measures.

Middle East

Mesopotamia: Townshend radios Aylmer that Kut has 17­-21 days rations plus tinned meat and cattle.

Air War

Western Front: Allies bomb Lille.

Home Fronts

France: French Soldiers Flag Day.

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