Diary January 22, 1917


The French General Castelnau.

World War One Diary for Monday, January 22, 1917:

Western Front

France: Foch assumes temporary command of Eastern Army Group (until March 26) for Castelnau, which is on Allied mission to Russia.
Foch’s CoS Weygand goes to Berne for secret talks with Swiss General Staf on steps against any German invasion of Switzerland.

Eastern Front

Dobruja: 2 Bulgar battalions cross south arm of Danube near Tulcea but thrown back on January 23, losing 337 PoWs.

African Fronts

East Africa: 150 German soldiers repel 125 KAR (King’s African Rifles) from Mpotora, west of Kilwa.

Air War

Eastern Front: Airship LZ97 raids Kishinev, Rumania.

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