Diary January 16, 1916
Diary for Sunday, January 16, 1916:
General Dietrichs, commanding the Russian Expeditionary Force in Salonika, parades with General Sarrail, the commander of the Armee de l’Orient.
Salonika: General Sarrail takes formal joint Allied command (including 3,000 Serb troops), but British retain veto over anything but defensive measures.
Mesopotamia: Townshend radios Aylmer that Kut has 17-21 days rations plus tinned meat and cattle.
Western Front: Allies bomb Lille.
France: French Soldiers Flag Day.