Diary January 16, 1917

Manfred von Richthofen

Manfred von Richthofen with the Pour le Merite.

World War One Diary for Tuesday, January 16, 1917:

Air War

Western Front: Richthofen awarded Pour le Merite.

African Fronts

East Africa: NRFF takes Malawis bridge over river Ruhudje. Kilwa Force occupies Mohoro and takes Koenigsberg gun.
Tripolitania: General Latini’s 5 battalions defeat Senussi near Zuara (until January 17).

Home Fronts

Germany: A7V tank prototype ordered.
Italy: Food Commis­sion appointed.

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